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Wed, Jan 6, 2021

Gone with the Muhasasa: Iraq’s static budget process, and the loss of financial control

A new Iraq Initiative report, authored by Ahmed Tabaqchali, chief investment officer at AFC Iraq Fund, outlines the inefficiencies inherent in Iraq’s current budget process and recommendations for a revamped, dynamic, and transparent budget mechanism.

In-Depth Research & Reports by Ahmed Tabaqchali

Economy & Business Iraq

Wed, Dec 23, 2020

Kadhim joins PBS News Hour to discuss the impact of the Blackwater pardons

In the News

Iraq Middle East

Mon, Dec 14, 2020

Iraq’s energy security strategy: A path to diversity and energy independence

A paper co-authored by Dr. Abbas Kadhim, director of the Iraq Initiative at the Atlantic Council, and Dr. Sara Vakhshouri, founder and president of SVB Energy International, outlines immediate and medium-term practical measures to tackle Iraq’s most pressing issues, in its quest to attain energy independence.

In-Depth Research & Reports by Abbas Kadhim and Sara Vakhshouri

Energy & Environment Iraq

Wed, Dec 9, 2020

How the agri-food sector can turn Iraq’s economy around

Amidst Iraq’s economic meltdown, agri-food can play a pivotal role in turning the economy around and putting it back on a sustainable growth track.

MENASource by Hadi Fathallah and Timothy Robertson

Iraq Middle East

Tue, Dec 8, 2020

To move forward, US policy on Iraq requires balancing confrontation with Iran

If Washington wants to shape Iranian behavior relative to Iraq—or anywhere for that matter—it has to give Tehran alternatives it can accept.

MENASource by C. Anthony Pfaff

Iran Iraq

Mon, Nov 9, 2020

Kadhim quoted in Al Jazeera on what a Biden administration means for the US-Iraq relations

In the News

Elections Iraq

Mon, Nov 2, 2020

Kadhim in the Arab Center DC: Mustafa al-Kadhimi’s Iraq: Challenges and Prospects

In the News

Democratic Transitions Iraq

Mon, Nov 2, 2020

The irrefutable logic of numbers and the inevitability of reform in Iraq

While, on the surface, the White Paper might appear to be yet another economic reform package in response to a fiscal crisis brought about by falling oil revenues, the lofty goals are likely to be forgotten as soon as rising oil prices rescue the state from its current quagmire.

MENASource by Ahmed Tabaqchali

Iraq Middle East

Thu, Oct 29, 2020

Iraq’s economic White Paper misses a key issue for the energy sector

On October 10, the government of Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi issued a White Paper to reform Iraq’s economy. The energy sector’s future has taken considerable space in the blueprint alongside the country’s increasing demand for electricity.

MENASource by Harry Istepanian

Iraq Middle East

Mon, Oct 26, 2020

Kadhim quoted in The National on Iraq’s view of the US presidential election

In the News

Elections Iraq
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