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Despite military escalation, diplomacy is the way for both Iran and US

Farhad Alaaldin3-1-2020The media campaign between America and Iran has escalated in the lead up to the first anniversary of the assassination of Iran’s Quds Force commander, General Qasem Soleimani, and the Chief of Staff of Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Forces Abu Mahdi al-Muhandis. The two sides intensified their campaigns on social media, especially Twitter, with messages …

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The political scene: upcoming Iraqi elections and the remarkable liberal rise at the expense of traditional leaders

Farhad Alaaldin29 june 2020 The October 2019 protests in Baghdad and the southern provinces of Iraq have created a shift in the political process that has been maintained since 2003. It is fair to say that everyone agrees that Iraq’s pre-October protests are not the same as Iraq’s post-October protests. This is reference to the …

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The political scene: PM Kadhimi’s government is finally complete, let’s face Iraq’s challenges

Farhad Alaaldin09 june 2020Iraq’s Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi has finalized his 22–member cabinet and for the first time since former Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi resigned in December, there are no vacancies or acting-ministers. Kadhimi has moved onto mix up the hierarchy of the Army within the Ministry of Defence, also appointing the straight-shooting Judge Raed …

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