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Public policy and substantial reforms in Iraq and the Kurdistan region have shown to be incredibly resilient. Despite motivated assistance from the international community aiding the Iraqi government to improve governance and policymaking.

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Central to the democratic system is elections; if democracy is the rule by consent, elections are the vehicle to make it so – they are synonymous with each other. Elections are a checks-and-bounds balancing system, enabling the people of a nation to uproot their government if dissatisfied with it. Without elections, the definition of a democracy is mute.

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If elections are the vehicle for democracy and a brighter future, an unbiased and informative media apparatus is its engine.

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Information Disorder

If truthful and factual media is of paramount importance, then the opposite is likewise crucial to avoid. Fake news or disinformation is rampant on social media, sowed from interested parties from either monetary or political agendas.

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Nietzsche and the melancholy of modernity

By Harem Karem: Nietzsche viewed his age as marked by decline in culture, the arts, academic research and politics, and the thread that binds these regressing areas of society is the expression of a melancholy of modernity. Pippin (1999) argues that the famous...
Kurdistan’s Food-Security Challenges

Kurdistan’s Food-Security Challenges

The Covid-19 containment measures and restrictions showed the food security weakness of Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI) and Iraq, since they depend heavily on importing most of food items. The disruption in the international trade and supply chain failure may threaten...

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Private Sector Development: Iraq’s Long-lost Solution

Private Sector Development: Iraq’s Long-lost Solution

Six years passed since the Iraqi government launched its Private Sector Development Strategy 2014-2030, aiming to reform regulatory frames and market conditions towards private sector-led growth. Several international partners (including UNDP, World Bank, GIZ, and...

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Nietzsche and the melancholy of modernity

Nietzsche and the melancholy of modernity

By Harem Karem: Nietzsche viewed his age as marked by decline in culture, the arts, academic research and politics, and the thread that binds these regressing areas of society is the expression of a melancholy of modernity. Pippin (1999) argues that the famous...

Collateral Damages of Iraq’s Currency Devaluation – Pasewan

Collateral Damages of Iraq’s Currency Devaluation – Pasewan

Iraq’s Central Bank (CBI) depreciated the Iraqi Dinar (IQD) by nearly 18 per cent from IQD1,180 to IQD1,450 against the US Dollar (USD). This devaluation negatively impacts millions of “losers” – i.e., those who are most affected by inflation resulting from the...

Iraq’s 2021 Elections: voter disengagement imperil democracy?

Iraq’s 2021 Elections: voter disengagement imperil democracy?

Iraq’s 2021 Parliamentary elections are scheduled for October. Despite the elections drawing near, there is little enthusiasm among the electorate with hopes for meaningful reforms having faded with the failure of successive governments to address endemic corruptions,...

Corruption Worse Than ISIS: Causes and Cures for Iraqi Corruption

Corruption Worse Than ISIS: Causes and Cures for Iraqi Corruption

“Corruption benefits the few at the expense of the many; it delays and distorts economic development, pre-empts basic rights and due process, and diverts resources from basic services, international aid, and whole economies. Particularly where state institutions are...

The Challenges and Opportunities Within Iraq’s Informal Economy

The Challenges and Opportunities Within Iraq’s Informal Economy

Policy discussions associated with Iraq’s 2021 budget bill so far ignored the challenges facing the country’s informal economy. The initial budget draft prepared by the Iraqi Finance Ministry, as well as the amendments proposed by Parliament’s Finance Committee have...

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