The ISIS Threat in 2023
Counter-ISIS operations will only succeed by addressing tensions between partner forces and corruption, and strengthening local governing capacity.
Can the Iraqi Prime Minister implement his pledges?
After more than a year of political stalemate, the Iraqi government headed by Mohammad Shiaa al-Sudani was formed, and his selections for ministerial positions were passed without much Parliamentary obstruction. […]
Muqtada’s Retirement from Iraqi Politics Shows the Power of the Maraji
On 29 August 2022, Muqtada Al-Sadr, Iraq’s Shi’ite-nationalist leader, announced his permanent retirement from Iraqi politics. One of the major factors that led to this announcement was the decision by […]
Iraq’s Diplomatic Mediations: Strong on Symbolism but Short on Substance
Over the last two years, Iraq has been overwhelmed with protests, internal instability, US-Iran confrontation on Iraqi soil, political stalemate, and intra-Shia power rivalries. However, against all odds, Iraq has […]
Domestic Political Chaos Is Not the Only Thing Happening in Iraq
It appears that calm has returned to Iraq after the reported intervention of Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani, the country’s chief and widely respected Shia cleric. In recent weeks, violence had occurred […]
Iraq’s Educational System: History and Rebuilding Process Post-Daesh
Introduction Wars, conflicts and resistance campaigns not only destroyed the economy of Iraq, but also severely damaged the education system. The public education system is the backbone of any civil […]