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The Iraq Initiative provides transatlantic and regional policy makers with unique perspectives and analysis on the ongoing challenges and opportunities facing Iraq as the country tries to build an inclusive political system, attract economic investment, and encourage a vibrant civil society.

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In the News

Aug 3, 2022

Nasr in Reuters: Analysis: Crisis in Iraq tests its stability and Iran’s sway

By Atlantic Council

Iran Iraq

Event Recap

Aug 2, 2022

Iran and Iraq: The struggle for tenable relations

By Alexandra Kaiss and Mariah Smith

On July 25, the Atlantic Council’s Iraq Initiative and Future of Iran Initiative hosted a virtual event titled “Iran and Iraq: The struggle for tenable relations.”

Economy & Business Energy & Environment

Insights & Impact

Jul 13, 2022

Zais in Real Clear Energy: American energy interests in Iraq are under direct attack by Iran

By Atlantic Council

Energy Markets & Governance Iran

In the News

Jun 29, 2022

Tabaqchali quoted in Rudaw on the Iraqi banking system

By Atlantic Council

Iraq Politics & Diplomacy

MENASource

Jun 23, 2022

Iraq’s sandstorms are threatening life in the Fertile Crescent. It’s time the Iraqi government takes a stance.

By Muhammad Baqir Muhyedeen

The Iraqi government and population can take the necessary steps to protect their country from the changing climate and safeguard Iraq for future generations.

Energy & Environment Iraq

MENASource

Jun 22, 2022

The immutable Muqtada al-Sadr loses a battle against Iran

By Andrew L. Peek

The June 12 decision by Iraqi Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr to renounce his electoral victory and collapse the government formation process is a gift to Iran.

Iran Iraq

In the News

Jun 15, 2022

Zais in Middle East Institute: Realistic regional policy goals for reaching net-zero by 2050

By Atlantic Council

Climate Change & Climate Action Energy & Environment

In the News

Jun 15, 2022

Kadhim quoted in Al Jazeera on the recent mass Sadrist resignation from Iraqi parliament

By Atlantic Council

Iraq Politics & Diplomacy

MENASource

Jun 14, 2022

Muqtada al-Sadr just issued a mass resignation decree. Where does Iraq go from here?

By Abbas Kadhim

An early election won’t solve the Iraqi dilemma.

Elections Iraq

In the News

Jun 14, 2022

Kadhim quoted in CNN on the step-down of Shiite Muslim cleric Moqtada al-Sadr’s entire group of 73 lawmakers in Iraq

By Atlantic Council

Iraq Political Reform

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