Category: Iraq Security and Humanitarian Monitor

ISHM 209: JUNE 13 – JUNE 20, 2019

Key Takeaways: Political Opposition To Abdul-Mahdi Escalates; Provincial Elections Postponed Again; Commander in Chief Forbids Military Movements Without His Oversight; Kuwait’s Emir Visits Baghdad – On June 16, Iraqi press reported that six parliamentary blocs were considering a move to oppose the government of Abdul-Mahdi. On June 17, Moqtada al-Sadr… Read more

ISHM: May 23 – May 30, 2019

Key Takeaways:Iraqi Politicians Meet Foreign Counterparts; Nechirvan Barzani Elected President of the Kurdistan Region – On May 23, Iraqi President Barham Salih arrived in Jordan for a tripartite meeting including Jordanian King Abdullah II, Crown Prince Hussein bin Abdullah II, and Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas. On May 25, Iranian Foreign… Read more

ISHM: May 10 – May 16, 2019

Key Takeaways: Escalating Tensions Between the U.S. and Iran Affect Presence of Foreigners in Iraq – On May 12, the United States Embassy in Baghdad released a statement advising “all U.S. citizens of the heightened tensions in Iraq” and telling them to “remain vigilant.” On May 14, during a briefing… Read more

ISHM: May 3 – May 9, 2019

Key Takeaways: Iraqi Leaders Meet Foreign Counterparts; Further Progress on KRG Formation – On May 3, Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi met with French President Emmanuel Macron. On May 4, Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi spoke on the phone with United States Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to discuss strengthening… Read more

ISHM: March 22 – 28, 2019

Key Takeaways: Ninewa Governor Arrested for Corruption Following Ferry Sinking; Iraqi Officials Meet Foreign Counterparts; Iraqi Politicians Condemn U.S. Recognition of Golan Annexation – On March 22, Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul-Mahdi met with Iraqi President Barham Salih, and the Speaker of the Iraqi Parliament Mohammed Halbusi to discuss the… Read more