South Iraq Security Report: 6 month “Data Edition” (August-Jan)

In this special “Data Edition” of my monthly reporting on security incidents across southern Iraq (Basra, Muthanna, Dhi Qar, Maysan and Wasit), I’ve collated all the data gathered thus far into a single interactive map, pivot table and a number of graphs. Readers can explore and utilise data that captures the previous 6 months (August

South Iraq Security Report: September 2017

This is September’s edition of my Iraq SIGACT monitoring and analysis report focused on the south (Basra, Muthanna, Dhi Qar, and Maysan). The data collection parameters for recorded incidents are as follows: > Serious violent crime (e.g. armed car robbery) > Tribal fighting > Terrorism (this includes attacks by militia groups and intra-militia violence) >

Translation and analysis: ‘Ministries without quotas’ Iraqi Writer’s Union letter to Iraq’s leaders and the origins of Iraq’s technocracy discourse

While the Fallujah operation, al-hashd al-shaabi, and the fight against ISIS have been grabbing the international headlines, Iraq’s political process and structures are also under considerable pressure from a long-running protest movement demanding fundamental political reform. One Iraqi analyst has described this movement as: ‘the first large-scale popular challenge to the consensus on the Iraqi