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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

Iran in its Iraqi ‘backyard’

It often happens that an excuse is even worse than the deed it seeks to justify. However, it is very rare to see so many people defending an excuse like we’ve seen after the Iranian ambassador...

The ISIS demon haunts Iraq again

The government of Iraq announced December 10 a national holiday in which governmental institutions close to mark the first anniversary of defeating and expelling ISIS from the country. However, this...

On Iraq: The lesson has not been learnt

When King Faisal I assumed power in 1921, Iraq was neither a state nor even a semi-state. It was divided into several states under the Ottoman era whose protracted and backward occupation had ruined...

Barzani opens a new page in Baghdad

If the current Iraqi prime minister was someone else other than Adil Abdul Mahdi, it would have been difficult to imagine that the leader of Kurdistan Democratic Party Massoud Barzani will visit...

Iraq’s government: A non-productive recycling

The current Iraqi scene suggests that no one has done anything to change or improve the situation of the country, which has been deteriorating ever since Islamist parties managed to dominate the state...

How will the new Iraqi government perform over the next four years?

Iraqis had to wait for more than five months after the parliamentary elections to form a new government. On the day of the announcement of the formation of the cabinet, they had to stay up after...

Corrupt figures in Iraq’s Integrity Commission: Totally normal!

One of Iraq’s parliamentary members thought it is too much that a person who has many corruption cases against him would seek to become a member of the parliament’s Commission of Integrity...

Kurds of Iraq: The fidgety compass swings again

I do not think that any one of the Kurds expected at that time that the international community could turn so generous toward them. The coalition countries leading the liberation of Kuwait imposed on...