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Laith Hammoudi

Laith Hammoudi

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Nawshirwan Mustafa of the Movement for Change in Iraqi Kurdistan. Picture from 2007. (Photo: Vindheim/Wikimedia Commons)
Laith Hammoudi
18 Oct 13
Third force now in second place, upsetting long tradition of power being contested or shared between two big parties.
Laith Hammoudi
12 Aug 13
Most want a system that lets them handpick politicians, but none is prepared to say so out loud.
Iraqi prime minister Nuri al-Maliki . (Photo: Ahmed al-Baghdadi)
Laith Hammoudi
3 Jul 13
Will erosion of the State of Law party help shape a new kind of politics?
An Iraqi journalist from Alsumaria TV interviews a construction contractor in Baghdad, May 2009. (Photo: James Selesnick/US Army/WikiCommons)
Laith Hammoudi
2 May 13
Despite ongoing violence, some reporters argue that excessive security checks stop them getting the story.
Demonstration in Iraq's Anbar province in support of the Syrian uprising, February 2012.  (Photo: Iraq Revolution)
Laith Hammoudi
1 May 13
Uncertain allegiances and fears of spillover.
Aftermath of a car bomb in northern Baghdad, February 2012. (Photo: IWPR)
Laith Hammoudi
29 Mar 13
Conflict and political stalemate create sense of hopelessness.
Laith Hammoudi
24 Dec 12
Critics say law combines sweeping descriptions of “information crimes” with excessive penalties.
Burnt-out wreck of a car used to attack a Shia mosque in  Baghdad's Sadr City area,  April 2010. (Photo: Serwan Azez/Metrography)
Laith Hammoudi
23 Oct 12
Draft law intended to promote return to normality, but critics warn of opposite effect if militants believe they have impunity.