Month: September 2022

ISHM: SEPTEMBER 22 – 29, 2022

Key Takeaways: New Political Coalition Emerges; Sadrists Attempt To Storm Parliament As It Meets For The First Time Since July; Iraq, UN, U.S. Condemn Iranian Missile Strikes – On September 25, sources from the Coordination Framework said they finalized an agreement with the major Sunni and Kurdish blocs to form… Read more

ISHM: SEPTEMBER 15 – 22, 2022

Key Takeaways: PMF Arrests Scrutinized After Suspected Torture-Caused Death; Oil Minister Faces Mounting Pressure – On September 15, independent lawmakers called on the judiciary and PM Kadhimi to hold the head of the Popular Mobilization Commission accountable for a wave of recent arrests deemed extrajudicial. The call came after a… Read more

ISHM: SEPTEMBER 8 – 15, 2022

Key Takeaways: Halbousi And Barzani Ignore Sadr’s Call To Withdraw From Parliament; Coordination Framework Makes New Push To Form Government – On September 11, Masoud Barzani, Mohammed al-Halbousi, and Khamis al-Khanjar said that the current parliament must be able to function until a new election could be held and emphasized… Read more

ISHM: SEPTEMBER 1 – 8, 2022

Key Takeaways: Sadr Calls On Sunni And Kurdish Allies To Withdraw From Parliament After Court Rejects His Demand To Dissolve It – On September 7, Iraq’s Federal Supreme Court rejected a case filed by the Sadrist bloc in which they demanded the Court’s intervention to dissolve parliament. The Court said… Read more


Key Takeaways: Coordination Framework To Resume Government Formation Efforts Following Sadr’s Chaotic “Retirement” From Politics; Kadhimi Threatens To Step Down – On August 29, Muqtada al-Sadr announced his “final retirement” from politics and the closing of “all institutions” associated with his movement. The move came hours after a senior Iran-based… Read more