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Adnan Hussein
Adnan Hussein

Adnan Hussein is the executive editor-in-chief of Al-Mada newspaper and head of the National Union of Iraqi journalists. Previously, he has held the position of Managing Editor in Asharq al-Awsat newspaper. He tweets under the handle @adnanhussein

COLUMNISTS
Adnan Hussein
Adnan Hussein

Adnan Hussein is the executive editor-in-chief of Al-Mada newspaper and head of the National Union of Iraqi journalists. Previously, he has held the position of Managing Editor in Asharq al-Awsat newspaper. He tweets under the handle @adnanhussein

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I once wrote about protest movements that had erupted in Iraq towards the end of July 2015, which had spread to several governorates including the ...

The post-election Iraqi government

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

The recent Iraqi parliamentary elections were not like their antecedents — including the first elections after Saddam’s ouster in 2005. ...

How independent is Iraq’s electoral commission?

Thursday, 10 May 2018

The Independent High Electoral Commission (IHEC) of Iraq has faced accusations for not being independent enough, just like most other ...

When will Iraq become another Armenia?

Sunday, 6 May 2018

Another country has presented itself as a model and example of the patriotism of its political elite, whether it’s the ruling party or the ...

Iraq: Not a functioning state, but we think it is!

Sunday, 29 April 2018

“Do we have a state in the first place?” I concluded a column earlier this week with this question that has been asked for 15 years, and ...

In Iraq, we fight corruption but elect the corrupt

Monday, 23 April 2018

Finally, and thanks to the upcoming elections it seems, the machine has begun working, and we now hope that it will not break down again or suffer any ...

What if Saddam had stayed in power?

Thursday, 19 April 2018

If we compare the situation in Iraq since 2003 with what it was before that year, would Iraq (and consequently the Middle East and the world) have ...

Further destruction 15 years after Saddam’s fall

Monday, 9 April 2018

In a span of 15 years, a child develops and grows up, goes to primary school then secondary school attends university to become an engineer ...

Erdogan’s threat to ‘come to Sinjar’

Saturday, 7 April 2018

With audacity, the Islamist President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan did not hesitate to publicly threaten that he will violate Iraq’s ...

Who benefits from calls for withdrawal of foreign troops from Iraq?

Saturday, 31 March 2018

As the countdown to parliamentary elections in May begins, some Iraqi politicians are calling for the withdrawal of foreign forces (mainly US troops) ...

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