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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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MENASource

Jun 10, 2024

ISIS fell, but the conditions that created the terrorist group still exist in Iraq

By Abbas Kadhim

The pervasive culture of corruption and a poor economy have been among the leading conditions that contributed to the rise of ISIS in Iraq.

Corruption Democratic Transitions

In the News

May 8, 2024

Samaan quoted in Newsweek on Iraqi army drone display

By Atlantic Council

China Defense Technologies

TURKEYSource

May 2, 2024

A fair wind over Mesopotamia, or just hot air?

By Rich Outzen

The first trip to Iraq in a decade by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan could lead to significant cooperation for the stability of the region.

Iraq Middle East

In the News

Apr 30, 2024

Bakir mentioned in The Stock Dork on a potential Turkish offensive into Iraq

By Atlantic Council

Conflict Iraq

MENASource

Apr 18, 2024

The KDP is boycotting the upcoming elections. Iraqi Kurdistan may get stuck in an electoral impasse.

By Sarkawt Shamsulddin

As the June election deadline looms, the future of Kurdistan’s political stability hangs in the balance.

Elections Iraq

MENASource

Mar 7, 2024

While wars rage on, women wage peace in the Middle East

By Marcy Grossman

On International Women’s Day this year, the world needs more voices echoing the resounding calls for peace and justice in the face of ongoing conflicts.

Conflict Iraq

In the News

Feb 22, 2024

Tabaqchali in Iraq Business News: What Next after a Gangbuster Year

By Atlantic Council

Economy & Business International Markets

In the News

Feb 22, 2024

Samaan in Channel News Asia: Commentary: After a fatal strike, restraint becomes a challenging option for the US

By Atlantic Council

Conflict Crisis Management

In the News

Feb 22, 2024

Sales quoted in Foreign Policy on countering Iran with force

By Atlantic Council

Conflict Crisis Management

In the News

Feb 22, 2024

Dagres joins BBC to discuss killing of three US servicemembers in northeastern Jordan by Iran-backed Shi’a militias in Iraq

By Atlantic Council

Conflict Crisis Management

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