Month: March 2022

ISHM: MARCH 24 – 31, 2022

Key Takeaways: Deadlock Prevents Parliament From Electing A President; Parliament Discusses Controversial Spending Bill; Rioters Attack KDP Office In Baghdad – On March 26 and 30, Parliament failed twice to elect a new president as political deadlock between the trilateral alliance led by Muqtada al-Sadr and his rivals in the… Read more

ISHM: MARCH 17 – 24, 2022

Key Takeaways: Sadr Asks Independents To Help Break Deadlock; Sadr-Led Alliance Endorses KDP Presidential Candidate, Picks Jaafar Al-Sadr For PM; Other Shia Parties To Boycott Key Meeting On March 26 – On March 21, Muqtada al-Sadr reached out to independent lawmakers, asking them to help achieve quorum at an upcoming… Read more

ISHM: MARCH 10 – 17, 2022

Key Takeaways: Baghdad And Erbil Condemn Iranian Missile Attack While Militias Applaud It; Parliament To Meet On March 26 To Elect A New President – On March 13, the Iraqi government called the Sunday Iranian missile attack on Erbil an “aggression…and a violation of international laws and norms,” and demanded… Read more

ISHM: MARCH 3 – 10, 2022

Key Takeaways: Parliament Solicits New Presidential Candidates; Oil Ministry Wants Lawmaker Arrested; Top Court Summons Finance Minister Over Dinar Devaluation; Lawmaker’s Guards Shoot Prominent Activist – On March 5, Iraq’s Parliament voted to begin accepting new candidacy statements from individuals seeking to run for the office of president of Iraq.… Read more

Celebrating the Contributions of Iraqi Women to World Civilization

Today is International Women’s Day, a time to honor the struggles of women around the world and celebrate women’s achievements across time. This week on social media, we have been highlighting the important contributions of women in Iraq. Now, we would like to introduce you to one of Iraq’s… Read more


Key Takeaways: KRG Says Top Court Must Be Reformed; Parliament Removes Oil Minister From INOC; Top Court Rules Against Accepting New Presidential Candidates, Revokes Cabinet Order To Form Anti-Corruption Committee – On February 28, the heads of the executive, legislative, and judicial authorities in the Kurdistan region denounced the February… Read more