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Evaluating Iraq’s new White Paper on economic reform

ONLINE EVENT - The Iraqi government's 95-page White Paper was formally approved by Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa Al-Kadhimi’s cabinet on October 13. With more than 200 actionable reform measures, the document offers an ambitious three-year plan for how Iraq’s financial predicament can be reversed. 


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Sistani’s roadmap to the renewal of political legitimacy in Iraq

While his statement can be interpreted as a form of support for the current Iraqi government, this support is not unconditional.

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Thu, Sep 10, 2020

Kadhim quoted in AFP on the return of Saddam-era files

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Tue, Aug 18, 2020

Kadhim quoted in The National on Al Kadhimi’s White House visit

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Dr. Abbas Kadhim leads the Atlantic Council Iraq Initiative. He is an Iraq expert and author of Reclaiming Iraq: The 1920 Revolution and the Founding of the Modern State. Most recently, he was a senior foreign policy fellow at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies. He was formerly an assistant professor of national security affairs and Middle East studies at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California and a visiting assistant professor at Stanford University. He also previously held a senior government affairs position at the Iraqi Embassy in Washington, DC. His books include Governance in the Middle East and North Africa and The Hawza Under Siege: Studies in the Ba’th Party Archive. He earned a PhD in Near Eastern Studies from the University of California, Berkeley.