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Saddam is the biggest “Red Flag” 

From golden toilets to the taste of candy and even to love, Iraqis are cursed with memories of Saddam Hussein and his regime. We delve through those memories, with writers from across different generations, to uncover the implications and the horrors of the Ba’ath regime.

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The Iraqi Oligarchy: Masters of Private Banks and the Control of Monetary Policy 

A legal monster born in 2003 started growing until it now eats up the majority of Iraq’s income from oil. About the masters of banking in Iraq.

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The Deal which trades Water for the PKK 

Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is raising the Iraqi government’s hopes in resolving the water crisis plus other economic and security issues. However, he is negotiating them in exchange for Iraq’s sovereignty. This deal trades water for the PKK.

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Your Mobile Phone is Your Weapon: Iraqi Women against Harassment

A woman does not need clichés to remind her that she is the mother, the sister, the wife, and the lover while she is threatened, harassed and abused everywhere. She needs to know that abuses are not her fault or her guilt. They are the fault of the perpetrators.

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Al-ʿAsa’ib’s Business Ravages the Banks of the Tigris

Around 50 quarries are scattered in the Tigris River and on its banks in the city of Mosul, with giant excavators desiccating it and making its aquatics vulnerable to extinction. But money, power, and the impulsion to return and rebuild, are the key drivers behind the continuation of this process that ravages the river and threatens its future.

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From Baghdad to Europe via Russia: Iraqi Youth are Commodified by Smuggling Networks 

The smuggler “Abu Hussam” gathered five Iraqi youths, including Zaid, through the social media platform, Telegram and arranged false documents to smuggle them to Europe. In an investigation the secrets of smuggling networks to Europe have been revealed by Jummar. The five young men dressed in formal suits, passed through Sharjah, then Moscow and Poland, all the way to Germany. This is the story of a journey of escape of a young man and four of his friends.

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Heavy Load Trucks Damage Highways While Railways Await A Revival  

Death stalks road users with potholes and ruts as its deadly weapons. Every day, a few lives are taken of travellers who must undergo this danger, even for the simplest duty. This is due to the decline of railways and trains transporting freight and passengers, but can this problem be resolved through cooperation? The story […]