Democracy Digest examines perspectives on the impact of, and how to counter violent extremism in fragile States, with focus on Burkina Faso and Iraq.
Iraq articles on Democracy Chronicles
News about the struggle for democracy in Iraq. Iraq is not a functioning democracy. According to Freedom House, it "has conducted meaningful elections but political participation remains seriously impaired by sectarian violence". Also check out our section on World Democracy or our articles on the Middle East.
Iraqi protesters have now made sacrifices in large numbers to voice their dissent against the government and they still refuse to back down.
How to support Iraq’s protesters while recognizing limits to government’s ability to handle demands? Washington Institute’s Michael Knights asks.
That Kurds were not in Normandy is a shameful distortion of truth. We abandoned our Kurdish allies for dubious motives, now they are facing genocide.
An interesting post looks at the resurgence of democracy protests. Using key examples, it highlights what protesters are doing to avoid conflict.
Iraqi security forces fired tear gas canisters into crowds, killing at least eight protesters, during demonstrations in Baghdad on October 25, 2019.
Is democracy promotion a core element of America’s foreign policy identity? Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice believes so.
The Iraqi government is denying thousands of children whose parents have a perceived Islamic State affiliation of their right to access an education
Dozens of people demonstrated in Basra part of wide protests raging for months calling for provision of job opportunities for the unemployed citizens.
My perspective is admittedly biased. I too was an officer serving in the U.S. Army, and I too served in Iraq. In 2004-2005, and again in 2010-2011.