Tag: Barham Salih

Challenges Facing New Iraqi Prime Minister Designate

Strategic Council Online: Adnan Al-Zurfi’s dual citizenship and his desire to align with Washington will spark opposition from some coalitions and political groups in Iraq who may prevent his government from being cleared by the parliament. Therefore, it can be said that the fate of Al-Zurfi will not be better than that of Al-Allawi and the new nominee for the prime minister must already consider his possible failure to form a government.
Jafar Ghanadbashi – Middle East Affairs Expert

Allawi Fails to Form Gov’t, Violence May Erupt in Iraq Again

Strategic Council Online: An international relations professor describing the factors that led to the failure and resignation of Tawfiq Alawi in forming the government, noted: The Iraqis by going home from the streets truly cooperated with the political groups but these groups failed to cooperate in formation of an independent government and asked for their share of the cabinet. Therefore, there are high possibilities for the people to go back to the streets and violence could erupt again.

New Iraqi Prime Minister Facing Complex Internal & External Situations

Strategic Council Online: One of the major challenges of the new Iraqi prime minister is his foreign policy in dealing with important regional and international actors. In particular, the shape of Baghdad’s relations with Tehran and Washington will be of great importance in determining the stability and continuity of the government of Mohammad Tawfiq Hussein Allawi.
Sayyid Reza Ghazvini Gharabi – Iraqi Affairs Analyst

New US Attempt to Restore Riots in Iraq

Strategic Council Online: The United States is trying to prevent the coming to power of a prime minister backed by Shiite groups in parliament, said a West Asia affairs analyst.