Month: May 2020

ISHM: MAY 21 – MAY 28, 2020

Key Takeaways: Saeroun Trying To Replace Speaker Halbousi; KRG Blames Baghdad For $27 Billion Debt; PM Kadhimi Speaks With World Leaders, Seeks Economic Support – On May 21, the Saeroun bloc led by Moqtada al-Sadr said it will issue an ultimatum to Parliament Speaker Mohammed al-Halbousi “to correct his path”… Read more

ISHM: MAY 14 – MAY 21, 2020

Key Takeaways: Kadhimi Reaches Out To Hostile Militia Commanders; Pride Flag Incident Threatens Relations With EU; Kadhimi Orders Investigations Into Forced Disappearances; Fresh Protests reported In Several Provinces – On May 16, PM Mustafa al-Kadhimi visited the popular mobilization forces (PMF) commission and met with several senior commanders, including that… Read more

ISHM: MAY 7 – MAY 14, 2020

Key Takeaways: New Government Releases Detained Protesters; Call For U.S. Support Divides Fatah; Kadhimi Appoints Acting Ministers, Reinstates Popular General; PM Talks Security, Economy With Trump And Rouhani – On May 8, PM Mustafa al-Kadhimi spoke with NATO Secretary General Jens Stoltenberg who underlined NATO’s interest in strengthening counter terrorism… Read more

ISHM: APRIL 30 – MAY 7, 2020

Key Takeaways: Iraq’s Parliament Approves Partial Cabinet Led By Mustafa Al-Kadhimi; U.S. Offers Kadhimi Support And Extended Sanctions Waivers; Sulaymaniyah Pushes For Decentralization As Divisions Hit KRI Parliament – On May 4, the provincial council in Sulaymaniyah began preparing proposals for decentralization within the KRI with support from the the… Read more