Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi’s arrest and detention of a powerful militia commander signals significant changes in Iraq as the country prepares for parliamentary elections.
A new generation of Iraqis has formed an informal alliance with Iraqi clerics in a move that has the potential for a reimaging of the Iraqi state.
The outcome of the upcoming parliamentary elections will be a test of clerical influence in Iraq and of the hold that protesters can continue to exert over Iraqi politics.
A newly elected National Assembly quickly falls under old dynamics of confrontation and gridlock. Will Kuwait find a path to compromise and reform?
Kuwait’s elections resulted in a nearly two-thirds turnover in the National Assembly. Still any reform program hinges on the selection of the leadership of Parliament and new government and their ability to forge a common national agenda.
Kuwaiti women have played a significant role on the political stage in recent years, but they have yet to reach equal representation in the National Assembly. Mudhawi’s List aims to support women to achieve a more promising future in politics.
The path to put women on the bench in Kuwait has been long and controversial. Without real political will to increase opportunities for women, the wheels of change will continue to turn slowly.
The coronavirus outbreak presents Gulf – and global – leaders with an opportunity to prioritize human security in their foreign policies.
The supreme leader’s engineering of Iran's parliamentary elections may help the regime to manage the multiple crises it is facing. But there will be consequences for narrowing the circle of the ruling elites and restricting the path for political participation for Iranian citizens.
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