Tag: Iraq

What do the Iraqi elections mean for the corruption-ridden country

On 12 May, parliamentary elections were held across Iraq to decide the next holders of the 329 seats in the Council of Representatives. As the sole legislative body, parliament is responsible for appointing the country’s president and, by extension, the prime minister. This has been Iraq’s fourth national election since 2003, when then-President Saddam Hussein…

The Mosul attack won’t solve the conflict in Middle East

Anti-ISIS troops are 5km away from Mosul, second Iraqi city with 2 million inhabitants. There are about 7,000 jihadists in the city, besieged by an army of 30,000 soldiers of different cultures, religions and nationalities. The Kurdish Peshmerga, Sunni and Shia Iraqi soldiers, USA’s crack troops, Turkish air force and Italian soldiers are working together…