"The Leftist-Sadrist Alliance"

"The Leftist-Sadrist Alliance"

My article the International Journal of Middle Eastern Studies (IJMES) on the leftist-Sadrist alliance in Iraq.

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AS PROTESTS SWEEP IRAQ, ARE THE COUNTRY’S POLITICAL ELITES RUNNING OUT OF OPTIONS?

AS PROTESTS SWEEP IRAQ, ARE THE COUNTRY’S POLITICAL ELITES RUNNING OUT OF OPTIONS?

BLOG ARTICLE FOR LSE’S MEC

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The Sadrist-Communist Alliance And Iraq’s 2018 Elections: Interview for Musings on Iraq

The Sadrist-Communist Alliance And Iraq’s 2018 Elections: Interview for Musings on Iraq

Link to an interview I did with Joel Wing for his blog, Musings on Iraq. The interview presents my reflections on the victory of the Sa’iroun list which brought together the Sadrists and the Iraqi Communist Party (ICP) in an unlikely alliance.

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Why many failed to predict the leftist-Islamist alliance that won Iraq’s 2018 elections

Why many failed to predict the leftist-Islamist alliance that won Iraq’s 2018 elections

Link to my article for the Washington Post's Monkey Cage

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Qassem Soleimani photo causing a stir…

Some interesting images have been circulating on social media regarding the Fallujah operation currently under way in Iraq. This photo was reportedly shared yesterday by Harakat Hezbollah al-Nujaba (which emerged from Asa’b Ahl al-Haq), bearing the group’s logo and stating that it was taken ‘near Fallujah’. It shows Iranian Quds Force commander (the ‘Iranian Karla’ in

Mapping al-hashd al-shaabi (The Popular Mobilisation)

Important notes: Firstly, this is a work in progress, I will be developing it as time goes on. Secondly, I don’t claim that this information is reliable, in fact many of the sources are unverifiable, journalistic, or from information that is recycled by security analysts and think tankers within the defence establishment. Other sources include

السيد الصافي يعرّف السياسي الناجح : هو من يجمع أبناء بلده ويبذل طاقاته لإسعادهم ويحافظ على هوية العراق ولا يفرق بينهم… Sayyid Safai, explains what makes a successful politician: he brings together the people of the country and exerts his efforts to help them and preserve the identity of Iraq and does not distinguish amongst Iraqis.

Dated 24 April 2015 Original source (Arabic): http://imamhussain.org/fri/4720vie.html Translation starts here: Sayyid Safai, explains what makes a successful politician: he brings together the people of the country and exerts his efforts to help them and preserve the identity of Iraq and does not distinguish amongst Iraqis.   The representative of the Marja’iya [Sistani], Sayyid Ahmed Safi

السيد السيستاني يدين اعتداءات الأعظمية ويدعو إلى إعادة بناء المؤسسة العسكرية العراقية وفق المعايير والضوابط المهنية الدولية – Sayyid Sistani condemns the aggression in Adhamiya and calls for the rebuilding of the institutions of the Iraqi army according to international standards and rules.

Dated: 15 May 2015 Original source (Arabic): http://imamhussain.org/fri/4723vie.html 15 May 2015 Sayyid Sistani condemns the aggression in Adhamiya and calls for the rebuilding of the institutions of the Iraqi army according to international standards and rules. The Marja’iya [al-Sistani] condemned the attacks which happened in the area of Adhamiya last Wednesday night and praised the speedy

المرجع السيستاني يدعو القيادات العسكرية الى ضرورة التنسيق مع المجاميع المشاركة في قتال داعش والكوادر الطبية العناية بالجرحى – The Marja’ Sistani calls for the necessity of military leaders to coordinate with the groups participating in the fight against Da3sh and for medical staff to treat the injured cadres. (Friday Sermon – Sistani representative).

Dated: 26 June 2015 Original source (Arabic): http://imamhussain.org/fri/4730vie.html Translation starts here: The Marja’ Sistani calls for the necessity of military leaders to coordinate with the groups participating in the fight against Da3sh and for medical staff to treat the injured cadres. (Friday Sermon – Sistani representative). Representative of the Marja’ Sistani call the military leaders to

سماحة السيد القائد يصدر بيانا حول الأحداث الجارية في محافظة ديالى الحبيبة – His Excellency Sayyid al-Qaid issues a statement on current events in the beloved Diyala Governorate

Dated: 25 March 2014 Original source (Arabic): http://jawabna.com/index.php/permalink/7374.html Translation starts here: His Excellency Sayyid al-Qaid issues a statement on current events in the beloved Diyala Governorate In the name of God. It is of great regret that that the governorate of Diyala has fallen between the two jaws: the jaw of the extremist Wahhabis who pursue

بيان هام جداً من سماحة السيد القائد المجاهد مقتدى الصدر (اعزه الله) Very important important statement from His Excellency Sayyid al-Qaid al-Mujahid Muqtada al-Sadr (may God preserve him) [supposed retirement from politics]

Dated: 26 Feb 2014 Original source (Arabic): http://jawabna.com/index.php/permalink/7310.html Translation starts here: Very important statement from His Excellency Sayyid al-Qaid al-Mujahid Muqtada al-Sadr (may God preserve him) From the point of view of legitimacy and preserving the reputation of the honourable al-Sadr, and especially the martyred Sadrs (may God hallow them both), and with a view to

بيان لسماحة السيد القائد (أعزه الله ) حول ما قام به المؤمنون من حملة تنظيف في محافظة البصرة الغراء – Statement of His Excellency with respect to the campaign carried out by the believers to clean up dear Basra.

Dated: 19 November 2014 Original source (Arabic): http://jawabna.com/index.php/permalink/7629.html Translation starts here: Statement of His Excellency with respect to the campaign carried out by the believers to clean up dear Basra. In the name of the Almighty. It is a beautiful and great thing that I see some of the beloved, may God reward them, and they