Country Reports

Iraq after the Election: Transformation of the Political Landscape

IRAQI ELECTION SURPRISES WITH UNEXPECTED RESULTS AND LOW VOTER TURNOUT

For the first time after the military defeat of the Islamic State (ISIL), national parliamentary elections were held in Iraq. Around 7,000 candidates, organized on 88 party lists, competed for 329 parliament seats in the election on May 12. When results are official, the new parliament will be appointed to form a new Iraqi government. more…

Nils Wörmer, Hannes Pichler | May 16, 2018

Iraq at a Crossroads: Stabilization or Further Fragmentation?

THE ELECTIONS WILL PREDICT THE OUTCOME OF STABILIZATION AND REFORMS IN IRAQ

The upcoming elections on May 12, 2018 mark the first national elections in Iraq after the military victory over the Islamic State (ISIL). These elections will determine whether Iraq will be able to stabilize itself politically, to establish a nation-wide security regime and to start an urgent reform process after years of civil war and the fight against ISIL. more…

Nils Wörmer, Hannes Pichler | May 6, 2018

Sinjar, Two Years after the Catastrophe

CHALLENGES AND OBSTACLES TO THE RETURN OF THE YEZIDIS

Two years after the massacres committed by the so-called Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) against the Yezidis, the situation in their home region of Sinjar has not improved significantly. more…

Nils Wörmer, Laura Henselmann | October 13, 2016


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