Year: 2024

ISHM: January 25 – February 1, 2024

Key Takeaways: Vote To Elect A New Speaker Of Parliament Gets Postponed Again; U.S.-Iraq Higher Military Commission Meetings Begin – On January 27, Iraq’s parliament postponed for another time a planned vote to elect a new speaker for the legislature to replace Mohammed al-Halbousi, whose tenure was ended last November.… Read more

ISHM: January 18 – January 25, 2024

Key Takeaways: New U.S. Sanctions Target Iraqi Airline And Militia-Affiliated Lawmaker; Washington And Baghdad To Begin Talks To End Coalition Presence; Parliament To Elect New Speaker On Saturday – On January 22, the U.S. Treasury Department designated a private Iraqi airline, three senior members of Kataib Hezbollah, including Huqooq lawmaker… Read more

ISHM: January 11 – 18, 2024

Key Takeaways: Parliament Fails To Elect A New Speaker; Sudani Discusses Future Security Cooperation With NATO, Revives Plans To Visit Washington – On January 14 Iraq’s parliament failed to elect a new speaker to replace Mohammed al-Halbousi, whose tenure was ended by Iraq’s top court last November. The inconclusive vote… Read more

ISHM: January 4 – 11, 2024

Key Takeaways: Sudani Wants To Negotiate A Quick Exit Of U.S.-Led Coalition Forces; Parliament To Elect A New Speaker On Saturday – On January 9, Iraq’s PM Mohammed al-Sudani told Reuters that his government wants to negotiate a quick and organized withdrawal of U.S.-led International Coalition. Sudani, however, did not… Read more

ISHM: December 28, 2023 – January 4, 2024

Key Takeaways: Final Election Results Released; Sudani Confirms More Directors General; Kurdistan Parliamentary Elections Delayed Again; Winners At Risk Of Being Sidelined – On December 28, Iraq’s Electoral Commission (IHEC) posted the final results of the December 18 provincial council elections. The final seat allocation showed only small changes in… Read more