Agenda

Iraq’s Upcoming Elections: One-List Decision by the Turkmen

Early elections, set for 10 October 2021 by a decision of the Iraqi parliament, are approaching and, in parallel, the political parties’...

Al-Kadhimi’s Quest for Balance in Foreign Policy

After the military presence of the terrorist group ISIS in Iraq was eradicated, some foreign policy openings were developed in the country in order...

The Pope’s Visit to Iraq and Turkmens

The historical visit by Pope Francis to Iraq that started on March 5, 2021 covered five governorates of Iraq, Baghdad, Najaf, Dhi Qar, Mosul and...

Pope Francis’ Visit to Iraq

Twenty-one years after the prospective pilgrimage visit by Pope John Paul II to the Iraqi city of Ur in 2000 was canceled by Saddam Hussein, Pope...

The Never-Ending “Arab Spring” of Iraq

Following the first “Arab Spring” which started when street seller Mohammed Bouazizi set himself on fire on December 17, 2010 in Tunisia,...

Growing Chinese Influence in the Kurdistan Regional Government in Iraq

China, which has strengthened its presence with significant investments in the energy sector in Iraq especially since 2007 after the US invasion of...

The PKK’s New Strategy in Iraq

Iraq is struggling against the impact of the corona virus just like the rest of the world but there is another problem in Iraq that could be more...

Iraqi Yazidis: Trapped between the KDP and the PKK

On August 3, 2014, ISIS invaded Sinjar—a district of the Nineveh Governorate in northern Iraq. The invasion resulted in the abduction and...