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Dec 2, 2021

The failed assassination attempt on PM Mustafa al-Kadhimi is a reminder of Iraq’s deferred priorities

By Abbas Kadhim

The Iraqi government correctly recognized that the response to this assault on democracy shouldn’t involve unconstitutional and extra-judicial means, as this would essentially be aiding the perpetrators—whoever they might be—in accomplishing what they failed to impose by violence.

Iraq Middle East

In the News

Nov 11, 2021

Kadhim and Slavin quoted in TRT World on the failed assassination attempt on President Mustafa al-Kadhimi

By Atlantic Council

Conflict Crisis Management

MENASource

Nov 8, 2021

Experts React: Assassination attempt on Iraq’s prime minister

By Andrew L. Peek, Barbara Slavin, C. Anthony Pfaff, Thomas S. Warrick, Matthew Zais, Nathan Sales

Atlantic Council experts react to the news of the attack, assess the impact on Iraqi politics, and offer their analysis on how the international community may respond.

Iraq Middle East

In the News

Nov 8, 2021

Kadhim quoted in Deutsche Welle on the failed assassination attempt on President Mustafa al-Kadhimi

By Atlantic Council

Arabic Democratic Transitions

In the News

Nov 1, 2021

Kadhim quoted in Washington Report on Iraq’s Parliamentary Elections

By Atlantic Council

Elections Iraq

In the News

Oct 16, 2021

Khoury quoted in The New York Times on the Iraqi elections

By Atlantic Council

Democratic Transitions Elections

In the News

Oct 10, 2021

Kadhim quoted in Aljazeera on Iraq’s parliamentary elections

By Atlantic Council

Elections Iraq

IranSource

Sep 22, 2021

Iran ‘won’ the war with Iraq but at a heavy price

By Barbara Slavin, Abbas Kadhim

More than four decades after the beginning of a dreadful war that shaped the lives and worldview of a generation, Iraq and Iran seem to have put the past behind them and moved to a new relationship. But the road ahead is not without landmines. The balance of power is too lopsided in Iran’s favor to allow for a healthy alliance and Iran’s continued estrangement from the US makes Baghdad’s balancing act even trickier. The Iranians may be enjoying their triumphant short-term position, but the long-term consequences could be calamitous.

Iran Iraq

Event Recap

Aug 3, 2021

Event Recap: A conversation with Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Ali Allawi

By Hezha Barzani

On July 28, the Iraq Initiative hosted an event with H.E. Ali Allawi, Iraq’s Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister, to discuss the Iraqi delegation visit to the United States, the White Paper for Economic Reforms, and Iraqi economic and political developments.

Iraq Middle East

Fast Thinking

Jul 26, 2021

FAST THINKING: Is the Iraq War over… again?

By Atlantic Council

As the US military formally transitions to an advisory role with Iraqi forces, what’s next for the fights against ISIS and Iran-backed militias? Will anything really change? Our Iraq experts weigh in.

Conflict Defense Policy