Month: December 2022

ISHM: DECEMBER 15 – 22, 2022

Key Takeaways: Regional, European Leaders Voice Support For Iraq’s Stability; Investigation Points To Serious Abuses In Anti-Corruption Campaign – On December 20, PM Sudani attended a summit of regional and European leaders in Jordan that was organized by Iraq and France as a follow-up to the Baghdad Conference, which Baghdad… Read more

NOW AVAILABLE IN ARABIC, NEW REPORT EXAMINES HOW YOUNG IRAQIS ARE ENVISIONING POLITICAL CHANGE, A NEW IRAQI STATE, AND THE FUTURE ROLE OF RELIGION

In recent years, many Iraqis have been expressing growing frustration with political dysfunction, corruption, and poor economic conditions, which they largely blame on muhasasa, the ethno-sectarian apportionment of political offices that has characterized politics in Iraq since 2003. This frustration gave rise to popular protest demanding systemic change, most notably… Read more

ISHM: DECEMBER 8 – 15, 2022

Key Takeaways: Baghdad-Erbil Talks Lead To New Budget Payments; Investigation Into Protesters Death Provides Few Answers – On December 13, in a sign of progress in the talks between Baghdad and Erbil, the federal government decided to release IQD400 billion to the KRG to pay the salaries of public servants… Read more

ISHM: DECEMBER 1 – 8, 2022

Key Takeaways: Deadly Protests Erupt After Activist Receives Prison Sentence For “Insulting” Militias – On December 7, three civilians were killed and more than a dozen people were injured, some by live bullets, during clashes between protesters and security forces in Nasiriyah. The latest protests erupted after authorities arrested several… Read more

ISHM: NOVEMBER 17 – DECEMBER 1, 2022

Key Takeaways: Sudani Visits Regional Capitals; Senior Intelligence Officials Fired, Charged With Corruption; Ruling Coalition To Dismiss Early Election Plans – Between November 21 – 29, PM Sudani traveled to Amman, Kuwait City, and Tehran, for meetings with regional leaders. His meetings in Amman focused on counterterrorism and other bilateral… Read more