Partial victory in Mosul

Partial victory in Mosul

Iraqi forces’ triumph over Islamic State (IS) in the eastern sector of Mosul, the city’s left bank, is a major achievement. Although it took more than three months of hard fighting — as well as many casualties — to reach this stage, Iraqis are celebrating not only...
Protests in Sulaymaniyah

Protests in Sulaymaniyah

Large-scale protests erupted across Sulaymaniyah governorate at the end of September about non-payment of salaries and the financial crisis. On 27 September demonstrations were held in the city of Sulaymaniyah, in Halabja and in other towns including Klar, Rania, Qala...
Al-Abadi’s impossible dilemma

Al-Abadi’s impossible dilemma

It has been another difficult month for Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, who is still struggling to find a way out of Iraq’s political crisis. Since February, when he announced his intention to form a government of technocrats, separate from the influence of the...