Qaani Mediating Between Sadr And Rivals; Mosul’s Mayor Arrested; Court Delays Ruling In Case Concerning Legality Of Parliament’s First Session – On January 16, Iran’s Quds Force commander Esmail Qaani arrived in Iraq to mediate between the coordination framework for Shia parties (CF) and Muqtada al-Sadr, seeking a… Read more
New Parliament Convenes, Electing Halbousi As Speaker; Sadr’s Rivals Say Session Was Illegal; Top Court Suspends The New Parliamentary Leadership – On January 9, Iraq’s new Parliament held its inaugural session, which ran into trouble as the Sadrists and the coordination framework for Shia parties struggled to assert… Read more
Militia Commanders Vow To Expel All U.S. Forces; Kadhimi Condemns “Senseless” Attacks On Military Bases; Kurdish, Sunni Parties Close Ranks Ahead Of Parliament Meeting – On January 1, Fatah Coalition leader Hadi al-Amiri said all U.S. forces must leave Iraq, calling the demand “the price for the blood”… Read more
Najaf, Dhi-Qar Governors Resign; Parliament To Meet Jan 9 After Court Ratifies Election Results; Amiri, Sadr Set Conditions For Future U.S. Presence – On December 23, the governor of Dhi-Qar submitted his resignation to PM Kadhimi after the latter ordered an investigation into the use of force by… Read more
Iraqis have been undergoing tremendous change as they work for a better future, and EPIC is adapting along with them. In 2022, we will sharply focus on three program areas: peace and recovery, human rights and governance, and responding to the effects of climate change.
Peace: Recovering after conflict
Recovery… Read more
Yesterday, I posted this 15-minute festive video describing Ten things you should know about Iraq and EPIC’s plans for the New Year.
It’s part of our year-end giving campaign.
In true holiday spirit, we kick off the list with three of Iraq’s most profound gifts to the world,… Read more
Court Postpones Hearing In Fatah’s Demand To Annul Elections; Imtidad, New Generation, Independents Form Opposition Coalition; Khanjar And Halbousi Join Forces – On December 13, Iraq’s Supreme Federal Court decided to postpone hearings in the case filed by the Fatah Coalition demanding the annulment of the October election… Read more
Fatah Asks Top Court To Annul Elections; Kadhimi And Barzani Seek Closer Security Cooperation; Senior Official Declares End Of Coalition’s Combat Role – On December 4, Fatah Coalition leader Hadi al-Amiri said he would continue to appeal the election results through the Supreme Federal Court. Amiri said IHEC… Read more
IHEC Releases Final Election Results; Sadr Insists On A Majority Government After Meeting Rivals; Student Protests Rock Sulaymaniyah – On November 30, IHEC released the final results of the October election after the electoral judicial panel had looked into all appeals, which resulted in changes affecting five seats… Read more
What a month!
We’ve been hard at work in October and early November, producing cutting-edge research, engaging policymakers and media, and building a new pillar of our work for 2022. Here are a few highlights of our recent work:
EPIC published the #TishreenReport, the product of a… Read more
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