Here are my comments on Adam Lucente’s article on the recent rocket attacks on the Green Zone for Al-Monitor.
The COVID-19 pandemic led to the collapse of global oil prices which hit Iraq’s economy hard as 90% of the country’s budget is dependent on oil revenues.Continue reading
I wrote a piece for LSE MENA Center Blog, titled What Message is Iraq’s New Prime Minister Sending to the Public?
I was quoted by SofiaNitti for Tribune de Genéve about how in Iraq Daesh takes advantage of the pandemic to regain some of its power.
Some of my remarks on the new Iraqi government in Soulayma Mardam Bey’s article for L’orient Le Jour (French).
Nearly six months after Adil Abd Al-Mahdi resigned and two prime minister designates withdrew their nominations before a vote in parliament could take place, Iraq’s political factions have finally voted on a new government. However, Mustafa Al-Khadimi’s cabinet is not complete as that has become the norm with newly formed governments. In Kadhimi’s case there are seven ministries vacant, the most important ones being the Ministry of Oil and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.Continue reading
My small contribution to Shirin Jaafari’s story for PRI’s ‘The World’ public radio program about the situation of protests during the corona epidemic.
The resignation of Prime Minister Adil Abd Al-Mahdi did not ease the political crisis Iraq started facing after protests erupted last fall. Many names were circulating as Abd Al-Mahdi’s possible replacement, but with the political factions not being able to agree on an alternative and many wishing for him to keep his position until 2022, Iraqis still do not have a new governmentContinue reading
Some quotes for a piece about the Iraq demonstrations written by Shayaan Subzwari for Yales’s The Politic.
The protest movement in Iraq witnessed an important development on the 24th of January. Hundreds of thousands responded to Muqtada Al-Sadr’s call to demonstrate to demand U.S troops withdraw from Iraq. His call was supported by Iraq’s ‘resistance forces’ which represent the political wings of the Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF) factions in Iraq.Continue reading