Month: October 2022

ISHM: OCTOBER 20 – 27, 2022

Key Takeaways: Iraq’s Parliament Approves Sudani’s New Government – On October 27, the Iraqi parliament voted to approve the government program and cabinet presented by PM Mohammed Shya al-Sudani. During the parliament session, held amid tight security precautions, lawmakers voted to approve 20 ministerial candidates, leaving three portfolios vacant. In… Read more

ISHM: OCTOBER 13 – 20, 2022

Key Takeaways: PM Kadhimi Appoints New Acting Finance Minister; Sudani To Present His Cabinet Next Week – On October 15, PM Kadhimi’s cabinet agreed to terminate the appointment of Oil Minister Ihsan Abdul-Jabbar Ismael as acting finance minister and tasked State Minister Hiyam Nimat with the finance portfolio until the… Read more

ISHM: OCTOBER 6 – 13, 2022

Key Takeaways: After Elected President, Rashid Tasks Sudani With Forming A New Government – On October 13, Iraq’s parliament elected Abdul-Latif Rashid, a former minister with PUK ties but backed by the KDP, as the country’s next president in a runoff election in which he defeated the incumbent Barham Salih.… Read more


Key Takeaways: Dozens Injured As Iraqis Mark Anniversary Of 2019 Protests; UN Mission Offers Grim Assessment Of Political Situation – On October 1, Iraqi authorities and medical sources said that dozens of people were injured during protests in Baghdad, Dhi-Qar, Najaf, and Basra commemorating the third anniversary of the October… Read more