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In describing the status-quo of the Iranian-Iraqi relations and the challenges and opportunities facing the two countries, it can be said that they both have many common strategic points. If they reach a particular stage, they can turn into...
The cultural, political and religious matrix which evolved from the ancient Sumerian, Akkadian, Babylonian, Assyrian, Persian, Arab and Ottoman civilisations, amongst others, helped to make the Arabs the dominant race amongst the population of modern-day Iraq, followed by the...
On February 21, 2020, Iraq recorded its first case of the novel coronavirus. Five months later, total recorded cases are 129 000 at the time of writing, and daily reported deaths almost 100. The crisis has battered the country’s economic development plans, and put...
Throughout history, financial crises have been met with innovative reform plans that help develop the resilience of a country’s economic system, except when it comes to Iraq. All major oil producing countries have developed sovereign wealth funds to help...
Iraq has been facing a severe power crisis since 2003 and is projected to surge in the long run. Efforts so far had been focusing on the supply side, while neglecting an equally important aspect of improving the energy...
Since the formation of the "Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant" or "ISIS" in 2013, Iraq has become the preferred arena for the group's militants. Despite the fact that the group's expansion in Iraq subsided recently and in...
The United States of America called on Iraq for “a strategic dialogue". With no doubt the United States has an interest in Iraq, which may vary from an American administration to another, from time to time, but it does...
By Roza Mohammed Abstract: Many countries in the MENA (Middle East and North Africa) region are going through a transformation in their employment/recruitment and selection practices within the public sector, this has led to reforms in the public sector. In the...
Abstract Assessment for learning is an essential part of education. The education authorities in Iraq should consider more extensive use of assessment for learning. However, the application of assessment for learning is known as a western construct in education. Iraq...
“Each side has its narrative, based on history, accumulated grievances and strong sense of entitlement. For now, neither is inclined to settle the conflict peacefully through serious, sustained negotiations, as each believes its fortunes are on the rise, and...

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