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Reasons Behind The IQD Decline in front of Dollar

Mahmood Baban

The Iraqi dinar, the Iranian Rial, and the Turkish and Syrian Lira are not the only ones declining against the dollar, but most of the US competitor's currencies have fallen this year. According to official data, in 2022, most other currencies, such as the Japanese yen, the Chinese Yuan, the British Pound, and the Euro, have lost value by -14% to -6% against the dollar

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Kurdistan Region Labor Work Bill

Mahmood Baban

The Kurdistan Labor Law, with 120 pages, consisting of 20 chapters and 154 articles, was submitted to the Kurdistan Parliament Presidency for its second reading. Reasons for proposing the draft include changes and regulation of employer-worker relations

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The 9th Cabinet in Actions

Yassin Taha

Shia has now entered a phase of implementation and decision-making. The complete form of government has yet to be formulated due to internal conflicts within the Shiite coordination framework

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Iraq's 2023 Budget Expectations

Mahmood Baban

Although Iraq's revenues have exceeded $90 billion this year, the government could not set a budget for 2022, the same as in 2020. However, the Iraqi government is now preparing the 2023 budget. Due to the central bank's reserves and oil prices, the 2023 budget is expected to be the most significant proposed budget for Parliament in the modern history of Iraq.

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Iran and Turkey: Will the invasion of Kurdistan take place?

Dr. Adel Bakawan

Turkey has launched a series of air raids and artillery strikes against Kurdish positions in Iraq and Syria. The Iranian Regime uses missiles to target Iraqi Kurdistan and violently repress its Kurdish province. Why are Tehran and Ankara tightening their grip over this disturbing minority?

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KRG's Laws Rejection Phenomena by the Federal Court

Yassin Taha

Recently in Iraq, the Federal Court in Baghdad rejected an amendment to the Personal Status Law of the Kurdistan Region, Law No. 18 of 15 of 2008. The KRG amendment allows wives of men who have married twice in a row the right to separate

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Sudani's 1st Month

Yassin Taha

Nearly a month ago, the Mohammed Shia Al-Sudani government won parliamentary trust. However, he has yet to be effective in comparison to his agenda

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Why Barzani visited Baghdad?

Ziryan Rojhelati

While the new Iraqi government is less than a month old, Kurdistan Region President Nechirvan Barzani's visit to Baghdad might be considered normal. Barzani could have made this visit to confirm his support for the new PM

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Manama Dialogue Discussions, from Weapons to Energy

Mahmood Baban

In the upcoming days, Bahrain will host the 2022 Manama Dialogue again. The Manama Dialogue is scheduled from November 18th to the 20th of the same month. It is worth noting that this year's edition focuses on energy security rather than security and military issues

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The Continuation of Mahsa Demonstrations and Iran's Attacks on the Kurdistan Region

Ziryan Rojhelati

As demonstrations and protests continued in Iran for two months, the Revolutionary Guards conducted missile and drone attacks on three different locations in the Kurdistan Regional. This is the second attack in less than two months. The attacks were justified by the presence of the Rozhelatian parties (Kurdish opposition to the Iranian Regime) in the Kurdistan Region.

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Divisional Competition within The Coordination Framework

Yassin Taha

In the past few months, confronting Al-Sadr and preventing Kadhimi to stay at the office were two factors that unified the Coordination Framework for a while. However, now Sadr temporarily is somehow not there and Khadhimi is not the PM anymore

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Zhina’s Protests in Iran

Ziryan Rojhelati

A few days after being arrested due to the rules and regulations of the Islamic “Hijab”, scarf in Iran, Mahsa (Zhina) Amini died in Taran. Zhina was a Kurdish Lady from Iran. Her death left common grief from Kurdistan to all over Iran.

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The Post Arbaeen and Internal Shiite Crisis Escalation Stage

Ziryan Rojhelati

Many people are monitoring what will change in Iraqi politics or the internal Shiite conflict after the ceremonies of the “Arbaeen” of Imam Hussein. Even if there was consensus among the politicians and the government was formed or an escalation such as the one we witnessed before Ashura occurs again, the conflict and competition within the Shiite component will continue for several years and will remain an essential element in the region's politics.

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Powerful Comeback from Sadr

Ziryan Rojhelati

A speech from Al-Sadr was enough to end the confrontations between members and supporters of the Sadrist Movement with some armed Shiite groups. After the announced “retirement”, this step was a strong return for Al-Sadr

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Reasons For ISIS Reactivation

Dr. Ayad Tofan

In recent years, the activities of ISIS have escalated in Iraq which once again drew attention to the terrorist organization. Despite Iraq’s announcement on December 9, 2017, to expel ISIS and impose its control over the entire territory of the country, including the border with Syria, the organization’s sleeper cells never ended and the terrorist organization was later able to carry out many remarkable operations in the Kurdistan Region, Iraq, and Syria.

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Iraq After The Leaked Audio Recordings

Yassin Taha

After the release of the first three parts of the leaked audio recordings of Nouri al-Maliki, everyone was waiting for Sadr’s reaction, but he directed his supporters to focus on organizing Friday prayers and not pay attention to the leaks since, “they do not give him a value”.

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Iraq After Biden's Visit and Al-Sadr's Prayer

Ziryan Rojhelati

Al-Sadr’s prayer and Biden’s visit to the Middle East are two important events of the past days that could chart the way of forming the next Iraqi government. Al-Sadr’s prayer determined the future steps for forming the government and affected the entire political process in Iraq. While Biden’s visit and the results of this visit will affect Iran’s presence in Iraq and the region, as Iran is the closest foreign country to the coordination framework that aspires to form the new Iraqi government.