Saad Salloum


Iraqi Kurds play music as they walk through the town of Akra, Iraq, March 20, 2017. (photo by SAFIN HAMED/AFP/Getty Images)

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Nowruz becomes opportunity for dialogue in Iraq

Tuesday, Mar. 21, 2017 | Saad Salloum, Contributor

During Nowruz this year, the Baha’i community in Iraq has launched a social dialogue initiative to establish a foundation of dialogue and coexistence in all components of society.

Iraqi minorities move forward with autonomy plan

Thursday, Mar. 16, 2017 | Saad Salloum, Contributor

Representatives of the Turkmen, Yazidi and Assyrian minority communities of Iraq have declared a coalition and put forward the most complete vision yet for self-rule in the country’s north.

Do minorities have role in Iraqi national reconciliation?

Sunday, Dec. 18, 2016 | Saad Salloum, Contributor

Iraqi minorities and civil society complain that the recently announced national reconciliation project does not include their voices and neglects their demands.

Iraq's Caucasus tribes demand formal recognition

Friday, Dec. 9, 2016 | Saad Salloum, Contributor

Iraq's Caucasus tribes — the Circassians, Chechens and Dagestanis — are joining together in the hopes of being recognized as an official minority group in the Iraqi Constitution.

What's really behind Iraq's new alcohol ban?

Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016 | Saad Salloum, Contributor

The Iraqi parliament's ban on the production, import and sale of alcoholic beverages of all kinds has raised a broad protest among religious minorities, individuals and civil societies.

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Saad Salloum is an Iraqi academic and journalist specializing in Iraqi minorities and human rights. He heads the research department in the College of Political Sciences of Mustansiriya University and is one of the founding members of the Iraqi Council for Interfaith Dialogue. His publications focus on Iraqi minorities and include the books "Minorities in Iraq" (2013), "Christians in Iraq" (2014) and "Policies and Ethnic Groups in Iraq" (2014).

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