Month: November 2021

ISHM: NOVEMBER 11 – 18, 2021

Key Takeaways: UNSC Defends Iraq’s Elections; Hakim Presents Proposal To Address Political Impasse; Sadr Calls On Militias To Hand Over Weapons – On November 15, the UN Security Council issued a statement urging all Iraqi parties to respcet the “legally defined process and to facilitate a peaceful and independent judicial… Read more

ISHM: NOVEMBER 4 – 11, 2021

Key Takeaways: Tensions Rise As Alleged Election Fraud Protests Turn Deadly; Iraqi And Foreign Leaders Condemn Attempt On Kadhimi’s Life; Fatah Leaders Threaten Withdrawal From Politics – On November 5, Fatah coalition supporters protesting the election results clashed with security forces as they attempted to storm the Green Zone. The… Read more

While Iraq’s next government may be “business as usual,” the election has planted the seeds for change

Originally published by The Middle East Institute – November 1, 2021 Iraq’s Oct. 10 election may be more consequential than its immediate results suggest. Some of the subtle facts and dynamics surrounding the election point to interesting trends and possibilities, more so than the headline-grabbing expansion of Muqtada al-Sadr’s power… Read more


Key Takeaways: Fatah Insists On Rejecting Results As Recount Shows Little Changes; Sadr Wants Majority Government; Court Convicts Journalist Killer; Independent MPs Form Bloc – On October 29, the ruling AKP party in Turkey said that military operations against the PKK in Iraq and Syria were necessary to prevent the… Read more