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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 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

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

In the News

Jun 13, 2022

Kadhim quoted in New York Times on the unresolved political division among the Shiite political spectrum in Iraq

By Atlantic Council

Iran Iraq

In the News

Jun 13, 2022

Kadhim quoted in the New York Times on the elections for the new government in Iraq

By Atlantic Council

Democratic Transitions Iraq

Report

Apr 27, 2022

Iraq: Implementing a way forward

By C. Anthony Pfaff, Ben Connable, Masoud Mostajabi

A new report lays out findings and recommendations to assist the Iraqi government and its international partners in improving political, social, economic, and security conditions.

Economy & Business Iraq

In the News

Apr 26, 2022

Iraq Initiative event mentioned in Politico National Security Daily

By Atlantic Council

Economy & Business Iraq

In the News

Apr 21, 2022

Iraq Initiative with H.E. Ali Allawi, Iraq’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance mentioned by Iraqi News Agency

By Atlantic Council

Economy & Business Future of Work

Events

Apr 21, 2022

Iraq Initiative event with H.E. Ali Allawi, Iraq Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister mentioned in Energy News

By Atlantic Council

Economy & Business Energy Markets & Governance