Month: January 2022

ISHM: JANUARY 20 – 27, 2022

Key Takeaways: PUK/KDP Rift Over Presidency Widens; Shia Parties Accuse Sadr Of Shattering Shia Unity; Lawmakers To Elect New President On February 7 – On January 24, after the PUK insisted on nominating Barham Salih for president, its KDP rival accused the PUK of “breaking” Kurdish unity and said it… Read more

ISHM: JANUARY 13 – 20, 2022

Key Takeaways: Qaani Mediating Between Sadr And Rivals; Mosul’s Mayor Arrested; Court Delays Ruling In Case Concerning Legality Of Parliament’s First Session – On January 16, Iran’s Quds Force commander Esmail Qaani arrived in Iraq to mediate between the coordination framework for Shia parties (CF) and Muqtada al-Sadr, seeking a… Read more

ISHM: JANUARY 6 – 13, 2022

Key Takeaways: New Parliament Convenes, Electing Halbousi As Speaker; Sadr’s Rivals Say Session Was Illegal; Top Court Suspends The New Parliamentary Leadership – On January 9, Iraq’s new Parliament held its inaugural session, which ran into trouble as the Sadrists and the coordination framework for Shia parties struggled to assert… Read more

ISHM: DECEMBER 30, 2021 – JANUARY 6, 2022

Key Takeaways: Militia Commanders Vow To Expel All U.S. Forces; Kadhimi Condemns “Senseless” Attacks On Military Bases; Kurdish, Sunni Parties Close Ranks Ahead Of Parliament Meeting – On January 1, Fatah Coalition leader Hadi al-Amiri said all U.S. forces must leave Iraq, calling the demand “the price for the blood”… Read more