Tag Archives | Sajad Jiyad

Can a New Government Save Iraq?

By Sajad Jiyad, for The Century Foundation (TCF). Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Can a New Government Save Iraq? A little more than a year after the country's last elections, Iraq has finally broken its political deadlock. On Thursday, the […]

The Trouble with Muqtada al-Sadr

By Sajad Jiyad, for New Lines magazine. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. The Trouble With Muqtada al-Sadr Endlessly underestimated and treated as an anomaly, Muqtada al-Sadr retains his strength out of a belief that he is the sole legitimate representative […]

Iraq's Elections "Unlikely to be Game-Changers"

By Sajad Jiyad, for the London School of Economics (LSE) Middle East Centre. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Protest vote: why Iraq's next elections are unlikely to be game-changers Iraq is due to hold elections in the next 12 months, whether […]

Understanding the Failings of Decentralisation in Iraq

By Ali Al-Mawlawi and Sajad Jiyad, for the London School of Economics (LSE) Middle East Centre. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. Confusion and contention: understanding the failings of decentralisation in Iraq Iraq formally began the process of implementing decentralisation in 2015, […]