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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...
Among the most important questions awaiting the next Iraqi government will be how to rein in public sector spending while simultaneously addressing the needs of 2.5 million unemployed Iraqis who urgently require jobs. With the national unemployment rate currently...
Almost three weeks ago, on 18thSeptember,in New York, the United Nations General Assembly’s session began amid political developments surrounding the Iranian scene, where there have been significant changes since last year regarding the Iranian issue, especially America’s focus on...
Introduction Meeting energy needs in a manner that achieves security for Iraq has become a major source of concern for the electricity sector in the country; with the industry claiming that it lacks the capacity to meet current peak demand,...
Sixty per cent of Iraq’s population today is under the age of 25and the country is under pressure to provide educational opportunities for this ever growing number of young people, who are looking to build their lives despite persisting...
The escalating dispute between the United States and Turkey has strained ties between the two NATO members to a point not seen since 1974, when Turkish forces invaded Northern Cyprus, which pushed relations to the verge of collapse.  The current...
As the 40th anniversary of the victory of the Islamic Revolution in Iran and the overthrow of the monarchy in 1979 approaches, Iranians will face the beginnings of a new economic era, as the U.S imposed sanctions on Iranian...
Iraq foreign policy has been more balanced recently due to the new government attitudes towards the regional strategic environment, which has been affecting the security and stability of Iraq adversely. The new balanced attitudes of Iraq foreign policy have...
The 2005 Iraqi Constitution granted the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) a package of legislative and executive powers. Kurdistan Parliament enjoys legislative power to enact regional laws that cover several areas, such as health, education, security, agriculture, economy, and others....
The North Atlantic Treaty Organization - NATO - is a strategic intergovernmental military alliance with considerable global leverage by virtue of its strategic strengths and capabilities, as well as, the military capabilities of its 29 member states, mainly the...

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