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By Ghazwan Rafiq and Hassan Kadhim Without a doubt, corruption is a problem for all countries in different legal, economic, and social dimensions. However, it varies in size and extent from one country to another. Governments have worked on different...
Ahmed Tabaqchali Introduction The current debate over the interpretation of the 2019 budget that governs the Kurdistan Regional Government’s (KRG) share of the federal budget in return for contributing 250,000 bbl/d to federal oil exports has echoes of the first conflict...
Governments and international organizations around the world are developing mechanisms to diagnose and identify corruption, with the aim of developing appropriate methods and programmes to combat or prevent corruption in the different sectors of the country. In line with...
Investing their capital overseas is one of the most important features of Gulf business. Some Gulf countries (such as Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar and Oman) have been working, for some time now, on maximizing their returns in emerging foreign...
Jenan al-Jaberi: Advisor on social policies and the role of civil society organisations in Iraq. PhD in Social Policy from Bath University, UK. This article specifically addresses the issue of violence against women, and the economic costs to the country...
By: Ghazwan Rafiq Awaid Introduction The idea of establishing a council of regulators to combat corruption is not a new invention for the anti-corruption system in Iraq, for in 2007, the Joint Council for Combating Corruption was established under the chairmanship...
The Iraqi Constitution provides a broad mandate for local governments to exercise a range of powers, except those that are exclusive to the federal government, as well as prioritizing local government legislation over national ones. However, their performance is...
Americans voted on 6 November in the mid-term elections which saw the continuation of a historical trend where the party in opposition gains control of the lower chamber during mid-presidency. The Democrats secured the 218 seats necessary to take...
Before we embark on the subject of the social changes that have taken place in Turkey during the era of the Justice and Development Party , first we need to take a look at the country’s modern history in...
The path to recovery and reconstruction in post-conflict Iraq is fraught with pitfalls. The new government will need to tread carefully if it is to maintain macroeconomic stability and fiscal discipline, while trying to address the urgent needs of...

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