Iraq, a year of protests

A year ago, Iraq erupted into an unprecedented wave of protests that snowballed into a full-fledged movement seeking profound reform for a political system that had become notorious for its corruption, cronyism and subservience to foreign powers.

October 26, 2020 Read More

Iraq’s constitutional reform suffers further setbacks

The Iraqi parliament approved late last year a new election law that introduces an individual-voting system. However, technical problems regarding how to divide the provinces into electoral constituencies have hampered efforts to reach an agreement.

September 11, 2020 Read More

IS increases focus on prisons

IS has told its members that freeing prisoners is a top priority, as the group seeks to capitalise on the "success" of its recent attack on a prison in east Afghanistan. IS made the call in the latest issue of its weekly newspaper al-Naba, via the messaging apps Hoop and Telegram. 

August 7, 2020 Read More

Health Situation in Iraq Further Deteriorates

With a health care system that was lacking at the best of times, Iraq has stood as one of the most vulnerable countries since Covid-19 hit, and cases have recently skyrocketed to become among the highest in the region.

July 23, 2020 Read More