Month: April 2020

ISHM: APRIL 23 – APRIL 30, 2020

Key Takeaways: KRG Defends Its Share Of Budget As Baghdad Halts Payments; Fatah Accuses Kadhimi Of Using Double Standards, Marginalizing The Shia In Cabinet Formation; Kadhimi Presents Government Program; Protests To Resume May 10 – On April 25, the local press reported that the Iraqi government instructed the Finance Ministry… Read more

ISHM: APRIL 16 – APRIL 23, 2020

Key Takeaways: Intense Competition Over Cabinet Positions Obstructs Government Formation; Kadhimi Presents Political Blocs With Partial Cabinet; Finance Minister Under Fire Over KRG Payments – On April 19, the Nasr coalition said that sharp disagreements over the allocation of government positions were obstructing cabinet formation efforts by PM-designate Mustafa al-Kadhimi.… Read more

ISHM: APRIL 9 – APRIL 16, 2020

Key Takeaways: Militia Castigates Political Parties Over Kadhimi’s Appointment; U.S. And Iran Welcome The Consensus On Kadhimi; Political Parties Claim To Offer Kadhimi Freedom To Select His Ministers – On April 10, Kataib Hezbollah condemned the appointment of Mustaf al-Kadhimi as the new PM-designate, calling it a “declaration of war… Read more

ISHM: APRIL 2 – APRIL 9, 2020

Key Takeaways: U.S And Iraq To Discuss Troops Presence In “Strategic Dialogue” Set For June; Adnan Al-Zurfi Steps Down, Mustafa Al-Kadhimi Becomes The New Prime Minister-Designate – On April 5, care-taker PM Adil Abdul-Mahdi met with U.S. ambassador Matthew Tueller to discuss an American proposal to initiate “strategic dialogue” between… Read more

ISHM: MARCH 26 – APRIL 2, 2020

Key Takeaways: New Sanctions Target Iran’s Affiliates In Iraq; Abdul-Mahdi Cautions Against Escalation Between U.S. And Militias; Fatah Moves Against President Salih; Zurfi Faces Stiff Opposition And Iran Pushes For Alternatives – On March 26, the U.S. added twenty Iranian and Iraqi businesses and individuals to the list of entities… Read more