On July 1st, the prime minister issued a decree regarding the controversial Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF). In order to understand the decree better it is important to reflect on the content, realities, and timing. These were the major points mentioned in it:Continue reading “INTERPRETING THE IRAQI PRIME MINISTER’S PMF DECREE”
Some of my remarks on Iraq and the regional conflict in Bilge Nesibe Kotan’s article for TRT.
One of the most critical flaws in Iraq’s political process is the absence of a real opposition. However, during Ramadan and the weeks following, new developments were taking place in Iraq’s political scene, spearheaded by former Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi, head of Nasr coalition and Ammar Al-Hakim, head of Al-Hikma coalition and former ‘Al-Islah Alliance’ Chairman.Continue reading “IS IRAQ FINALLY GETTING A REAL OPPOSITION?”