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Iraqi prime minister's resignation, Adil Abdul-Mahdi

Mon, Dec 2, 2019

The Iraqi prime minister’s resignation: A way ahead for the United States

Iraq’s Prime Minister, Adil Abdul-Mahdi, should be feeling a great sense of relief. Since mid-October, media outlets have reported his intent to resign amid violent protests that have engulfed much of Iraq. His resignation should be no surprise. Since the fall of Saddam, Iraq has a history of picking leaders who do not pose a […]

MENASource by C. Anthony Pfaff

Corruption Democratic Transitions

Sat, Nov 30, 2019

The challenges Iraq faces after prime minister’s resignation

The news on November 29 that Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi will resign is unprecedented in post-2003 Iraq. Many questions must be answered before his successor is appointed, and in the meantime, we can expect unrest to continue.

MENASource by Abbas Kadhim

Democratic Transitions Iraq

Tue, Nov 26, 2019

How the exclusion of women has cost Libya

At a recent United Nations Security Council (UNSC) meeting on November 18, 2019 concerning Libya, members were privileged to hear from Rida Al-Tubuly, advocate for peace and co-founder of Together We Build It, a nonprofit that supports a peaceful democratic transition in the country by empowering women to play an active role in peace-building. Ms. […]

MENASource by Emily Burchfield

Libya Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding

Mon, Nov 25, 2019

Stranded on the island of Lesbos, refugees remain in limbo

The Greek island of Lesbos is a unique island with a symbolic statue of liberty standing tall since 1922. Lesbos became a place for refuge following the Greco-Turkish war of 1919 and today is home to thousands of refugees. Located in the Aegean Sea near the shores of Turkey, the island first became a place […]

MENASource by Sarah El-Rashidi

Conflict Europe & Eurasia
20191120_Libya

Thu, Nov 21, 2019

Another conference, another incomplete solution for Libya

Libya should be created by and for Libyans. There is no place for external interventions or conferences without full participation of all Libyans.

MENASource by Karim Mezran and Federica Saini Fasanotti

Corruption Libya

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Iraqi prime minister's resignation, Adil Abdul-Mahdi

Mon, Dec 2, 2019

The Iraqi prime minister’s resignation: A way ahead for the United States

Iraq’s Prime Minister, Adil Abdul-Mahdi, should be feeling a great sense of relief. Since mid-October, media outlets have reported his intent to resign amid violent protests that have engulfed much of Iraq. His resignation should be no surprise. Since the fall of Saddam, Iraq has a history of picking leaders who do not pose a […]

MENASource by C. Anthony Pfaff

Corruption Democratic Transitions

Sat, Nov 30, 2019

The challenges Iraq faces after prime minister’s resignation

The news on November 29 that Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi will resign is unprecedented in post-2003 Iraq. Many questions must be answered before his successor is appointed, and in the meantime, we can expect unrest to continue.

MENASource by Abbas Kadhim

Democratic Transitions Iraq

Tue, Nov 26, 2019

How the exclusion of women has cost Libya

At a recent United Nations Security Council (UNSC) meeting on November 18, 2019 concerning Libya, members were privileged to hear from Rida Al-Tubuly, advocate for peace and co-founder of Together We Build It, a nonprofit that supports a peaceful democratic transition in the country by empowering women to play an active role in peace-building. Ms. […]

MENASource by Emily Burchfield

Libya Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding

Mon, Nov 25, 2019

Stranded on the island of Lesbos, refugees remain in limbo

The Greek island of Lesbos is a unique island with a symbolic statue of liberty standing tall since 1922. Lesbos became a place for refuge following the Greco-Turkish war of 1919 and today is home to thousands of refugees. Located in the Aegean Sea near the shores of Turkey, the island first became a place […]

MENASource by Sarah El-Rashidi

Conflict Europe & Eurasia
20191120_Libya

Thu, Nov 21, 2019

Another conference, another incomplete solution for Libya

Libya should be created by and for Libyans. There is no place for external interventions or conferences without full participation of all Libyans.

MENASource by Karim Mezran and Federica Saini Fasanotti

Corruption Libya

Tue, Nov 19, 2019

Leaked Iranian intelligence about Iraq only tells part of the story

The recent story in the New York Times on leaked Iranian intelligence reports about Iranian influence operations in Iraq elicits a couple of possible reactions. If one works for the United States government, particularly in any department or bureau that deals with Iraq, one would be reasonable to feel some gratitude not only that the […]

MENASource by C. Anthony Pfaff

Intelligence Iran

Mon, Nov 18, 2019

Explainer: Iraq’s autumn of discontent

Waves of protests have hit Iraq this past October and November, calling for the resignation of the post-war government and sweeping changes. Last month alone, there have been reports of hundreds of protesters killed and thousands wounded by security forces in clashes across the country, from Tahrir Square in Baghdad to cities like Diwaniyah, Najaf, […]

MENASource by Christiana Haynes

Corruption Iraq

Tue, Nov 12, 2019

Revolution in Lebanon

The peaceful protests sweeping Lebanon are revolutionary. Lebanese of multiple political persuasions and all sects have a powerful message for a political class whose incompetence is equaled only by its corruption: Go Away.  To date the principal defender of this abysmal political class and Lebanon’s miserable status quo (featuring a failing economy from which the […]

MENASource by Frederic C. Hof

Corruption Middle East

Tue, Nov 12, 2019

Art of the Egyptian revolution

In 2011, Egyptians came out in unprecedented numbers to organize and build a revolution that inspired the region. One of the ways they did this was through street art. MENASource interviewed well-known Egyptian artist Ammar Abo Bakr on how street art began in Egypt and where it stands today.

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Human Rights Middle East

Thu, Nov 7, 2019

Saudi-backed Yemeni government and separatists sign power-sharing agreement

On Tuesday, November 5, the Hadi government signed a power-sharing agreement with southern separatists in Riyadh. The separatists and Hadi-led Yemen Government are backed by the Saudi-led coalition in Yemen, specifically by the United Arab Emirates. Infighting between them further fractured the civil war in August when the separatists seized Aden from Saudi-led forces. It […]

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