Kurdistan Region of Iraq is once again witnessing waves of protests. Just like that of December 2017, the cause of people’s outrage is the issue of salaries of employees administrated by the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG). Since 2014, the KRG has not been paying their employees’ salaries in full, and in many instances not paying them at all. Continue reading
Balanced news coverage and realistically optimistic analysis about Iraq remains rare. Another instance where this has become clear is how the Kuwait International Conference for Rebuilding Iraq was covered by the media.
Foreign influence is certainly one of the most serious challenges facing Iraq since 2003. While the issue is extensively discussed in the media and analyzed by think tanks, the prevailing theme of the discussion is how foreign influence in Iraq manifests itself. Continue reading
Without a doubt, the 2018 Iraqi elections are going to be the trickiest thus far in Iraq’s nascent democracy. The outcomes will strongly shape the post-ISIS era, which represents a critical juncture in Iraq’s history. Continue reading
The Iraqi armed forces achieved one of the greatest military victories in recent history, and many Iraqis sacrificed their lives to defeat ISIS, one of the biggest threats to world peace. Nevertheless, the unjust media campaigns against the Iraqi Security Forces (ISF), and more specifically the Popular Mobilization Forces (PMF), which, ironically, are often spearheaded by Iraq’s supposed allies, never stopped. Continue reading