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Women’s rights are under threat in Iraq
Earlier this month, Iraq’s parliament received amendments to its constitution that — if approved — will fundamentally change Iraqi...
The Repercussions of the Kurdistan Referendum
The Repercussions of the Kurdistan Referendum — between the...
Iraqi forces captures last ISIS held town in Iraq
The Iraqi army retook the last town in the country still held by the Islamic State group on Friday as the jihadists’ self-proclaimed...
Baghdad will cut Erbil’s share in 2018 federal budget
Iraq’s cabinet proposed on Sunday to slash the Kurdish share of the country’s revenue in the 2018 federal budget, a move that Kurdish...
Iran vying for leadership of Shi’ites in Iraq
A top Iranian Shiite cleric visited Najaf and his aim was to raise his profile as a replacement for Sistani. In early September, Ayatollah...
Kurds Reveal five-point Initiative for Dialogue with Iraq
The Kurdistan Regional Government has proposed a joint Kurdish-Iraqi deployment at a strategic border crossing with Turkey, with the...
Iraq ‘to take control of Kurdistan border crossings’
The Iraqi military has said it is preparing to take control of the autonomous Kurdistan Region’s only border crossings with Turkey and...
Massoud Barzani to Step Down
From BBC, October 29, 2017. Iraqi Kurdish president Massoud Barzani is to step down as the region wrestles with Baghdad over independence....
America Never Understood Iraq
From The Atlantic, October 28, 2017, by Robert Ford. As the Kurdish crisis continues to spiral, a former diplomat laments a history of...
Iraq: What is the strategic importance of Hawija?
Shia Popular Mobilisation Forces (PMF) and Iraqi army members gathered on the outskirts of Hawija [Reuters]Iraqi forces have captured the...
The UN remains deeply concerned for the safety of civilian populations...
From Relief Web, Statement from UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs, October 9, 2017. (Baghdad, 9 October 2017) –...