Corruption

The Assassination of Haiti’s President Provides more Questions than Answers

2021-07-23

The murder of Haiti’s President Moise seems to be something out of a novel. It has the intrigue of a Fredrick Forsyth novel and the complexity of an Agatha Christie murder. It has Americans, Columbians, and Venezuelans involved....

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Karbala’s unions and organizations issue a statement regarding electricity crisis

2021-07-04

The Unions and organizations of Karbala issued on Saturday a statement condemning the electricity fails in the government. The statement was issued on behalf of 48 parties...

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Prospects and Hopes in 2021 Iraqi Elections

2021-06-12

Authority, in Iraq, has always showed it presence across state’s institutions. If we want to analyze this presence and its influence...

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Protesters seek refuge in Al-Tahreer’s perimeter Houses

2021-05-26

Local residents in Al-Tahreer Square perimeter opened their houses to refuge protesters who fled a violent crackdown executed by a number of armed forces.

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Press statement: Prepaid Oil Sell is a Constitutional Violation in Iraq

2020-12-15

The parliamentary committee of Oil and |Power confirmed that selling oil in an advanced payment is a violation to...

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White-Collar Crime, No Punishment

2020-10-01

Even if the latest scandals in banking reveal nothing new about the financial industrys ethical standards, they have put a spotlight on a bigger emerging problem the complicity of law enforcement agencies in white-collar crime.

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Kadhimi’s Rolling Reshuffle (Part 2): Protecting Iraq’s Economic Institutions and Borders

2020-09-24

As technocrats increasingly fill key government roles, U.S. officials need to help Baghdad withstand the inevitable counterpunch from political and militia factions used to dictating such appointments.

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Kadhimi’s Rolling Reshuffle (Part 1): Military Command Changes

2020-09-19

To strengthen Iraq’s capacity for resisting militia and foreign influence, Washington should keep supporting the campaign to remake the military one commander at a time.

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Hope and Fear in Iraq's Elections

2020-09-11

Iraqi protests have shaped several of electoral visions of the youth protesters. A number of youth political bodies...

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Iraq's foreign affairs; unresolved issue for Iraqi consecutive governments

2020-08-29

The US government is in high pursuit to win Iraq as an ally and launched a relentless campaign to boycott everyone opposes their policy

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Election in Iraq in confrontation with corruption

2020-08-25

In the absence of integrated political, economic, and security solutions, the pre-election phase will be an open

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Destroying Lebanon to Save It

2020-06-13

Conservative Republicans have unveiled a report that could have terrible consequences for a country already facing ruin.

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The Wrath of Caesar

2020-06-11

The Makhlouf affair may accelerate a generalized collapse of Syrias economy and effective control over the country.

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Can corruption risks be mitigated without hindering governments’ COVID-19 response?

2020-05-31

The response to the COVID-19 pandemic is likely to increase corruption risks and practices that contribute to illicit financial flows, and may also introduce new risks.

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Series of discussions in Annabaa Forum for Dialogue: The crisis of the Rentier State

2020-05-15

Annabaa forum for dialogue held an extensive discussion entitled "The Crisis of the Rentier State".

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On Third Try, a New Government for Iraq

2020-05-13

The new Iraqi prime minister has several daunting tasks. Not only must he navigate the politics that delayed his cabinet...

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Annabaa Forum holds a discussion of Federalism in Iraq

2020-04-30

Annabaa Forum for dialogue held an extensive discussion under the title "Laws and possibilities to turn governorates into federal states". Dr. Mohammed Al-Taei, member of the Iraqi parliament

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Distrust fuels protests in the Middle East and North Africa

2019-12-27

Street protests are enveloping the developing world and especially the Middle East and North Africa Algeria...

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An Expiry Date for Despots?

2019-12-11

A new wave of Arab uprisings suggests that the authoritarian bargain of the past may be collapsing.

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As Baghdad celebrates 'dual victory', protesters vow to overthrow entire political elite

2019-12-01

Resignation of premier and football victory provide respite to protesters grief over slain comrades

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Why End the Global Media Crisis?

2019-11-28

Despite its scope and complexity, the crisis in the news media is far from intractable. Addressing it will require the worlds wealthy democracies to use foreign

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Polling Insights on Iraq’s Shia Revolt

2019-11-24

Iraqi Shia have lost faith in their government because it has failed to meet their basic needs in any of these three categories. After the fall of Saddam Hussein and the rise of new governance models

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Is This the Arab Spring 2.0?

2019-11-09

Nearly a decade after the Arab Spring fizzled, a new wave of protest has swept over the Middle East and North Africa. What is different this time, and will the protesters get what they want?

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The Arab Winter of Discontent

2019-11-07

Following mass uprisings in Algeria and Sudan this summer, protesters have now taken to the streets in Lebanon and Iraq to demand better economic conditions and an end to mis-governance.

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