Month: August 2020

ISHM: AUGUST 20 – AUGUST 27, 2020

Key Takeaways: Eighteen Diplomatic Missions Condemn Violence Against Activists; Protesters Demand Justice, Attack Party Offices In Dhi-Qar And Basra; New Protests, Clashes In The Kurdistan Region – On August 21, eighteen foreign diplomatic missions to Iraq issued a joint statement condemning the “assassinations and intimidation” targeting Iraqi activists after a… Read more

ISHM: AUGUST 13 – AUGUST 20, 2020

Key Takeaways: U.S.-Iraq Strategic Dialogue Resumes In Washington; Trump Meets Kadhimi, Says U.S. Forces Could Leave Iraq In three Years – On August 19, PM Kadhimi arrived in Washington to meet with President Trump and resume U.S.-Iraq strategic dialogue. Ahead of his departure, Kadhimi met with the leaders of the… Read more

ISHM: AUGUST 6 – AUGUST 13, 2020

Key Takeaways: PM Kadhimi In Washington Next Week; Parties Say Elections In June Will Be Difficult; Former Electricity Minister Under Investigation; Tensions Rise With Turkey After Deadly Raid – On August 8, PM Mustafa al-Kadhimi announced plans to visit Washington and meet President Trump on August 20, where they will… Read more

ISHM: JULY 30 – AUGUST 6, 2020

Key Takeaways: PM Kadhimi Announces Early Elections In June 2021; Senior Officer Sacked After Footage Of Abuse By Security Forces Sparks Outrage; Cabinet Approves New Domestic Violence Bill – On July 31, PM Mustafa al-Kadhimi announced a plan to hold early parliamentary elections on June 6, 2021. Kadhimi urged Parliament… Read more