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Information Disorder in the Kurdistan Region

Information Disorder in the Kurdistan Region

Information Disorder in the Kurdistan Region   By Harem Karem:   There is a growing concern about the long-term impact of information disorder (disinformation and misinformation) in the Kurdistan Region. Manipulation of political discourse and public...

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,...

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...

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...