Iraq’s democratic disillusionment alludes to the failure of the democratization process 18 years after America toppled Sadam Hussein.
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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.
A string of attacks in Iraq on pro-democracy activists and journalists has prompted demands to boycott parliamentary elections.
As the world transitions to low-carbon energy output, Algeria, Chad, Iraq, and Nigeria will be among the first to witness political instability.
UN human rights experts expressed alarm at killing of father of disappeared human rights defender Ali Jasib Hattab Al Heliji.
Three Iraqi journalists were jailed as reprisal for their social media coverage of the wave of protests in the Kurdistan Region.
Democracy Digest examines perspectives on the impact of, and how to counter violent extremism in fragile States, with focus on Burkina Faso and Iraq.
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.