Tagged: Iraq

Iraq, situated in the heart of the Middle East, is a nation with a tumultuous history marked by conflict and political change. Governed as a federal parliamentary republic, Iraq has faced challenges in establishing stable governance since the overthrow of Saddam Hussein in 2003. The political landscape is characterized by a diverse array of parties reflecting the country’s sectarian and ethnic divisions. Key political blocs include the State of Law Coalition, led by former Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki; the Sairoon Alliance, headed by Shiite cleric Muqtada al-Sadr; and the Kurdistan Democratic Party (KDP) in the autonomous Kurdistan Region. Sectarian tensions between the Shiite majority and Sunni minority, exacerbated by the presence of various ethnic groups, contribute to the complex political dynamics. Iraq’s economy, largely dependent on oil exports, faces challenges related to corruption, insufficient infrastructure, and the aftermath of conflicts, including the war against the Islamic State (ISIS). The country’s rich cultural heritage, reflected in historic sites such as Babylon and the Mesopotamian civilization, contrasts with the recent turmoil. Iraq has struggled with post-conflict reconstruction, displacement of populations, and the ongoing threat of terrorism. Its geopolitical significance is heightened by its location and role in regional affairs, with alliances and tensions involving neighboring countries such as Iran and Saudi Arabia. Iraq has also been a focal point in the broader regional struggle for influence. The nation’s efforts to establish a stable and inclusive political system have been hindered by external interventions, internal divisions, and the legacy of decades of authoritarian rule. While progress has been made in areas like counter-terrorism and economic development, challenges persist, including the need for reconciliation, improved governance, and the protection of minority rights. Iraq’s journey towards stability and prosperity is intricately linked to its ability to address these complex issues while navigating the intricate web of regional and international dynamics that shape its political landscape. HOMEAGERLY: Features democracy and rights of Iraq.

Iraq World Heritages

Iraq World Heritages

Erbil Citadel (World Heritage) The citadel of Erbil is a fortified settlement hill (tell) with an almost oval floor plan in Erbil, the autonomous region of Kurdistan in northern Iraq. The facades of buildings...

Iraq Population 2014

Iraq 2014

Yearbook 2014 Iraq. Iraq population in 2020 is estimated at 40,222,504. Iraq, which was already politically unstable and violent, ended up in an acute war and crisis situation during the year, where the formation...