Salam Zidane


The failure of the Iraqi government to accredit universities has been called a factor in the country's rising unemployment rate.  (photo by Hugo Goodridge/Al Monitor)

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Corruption, deceit plague private education in Iraq

Thursday, Apr. 6, 2017 | Salam Zidane, Contributor

As Iraq's education system continues to decline, the government is working to stop private universities from operating without accreditation.

Efforts to privatize electricity face resistance in Iraq

Sunday, Mar. 12, 2017 | Salam Zidane, Contributor

Five southern provinces objected to the Iraqi government's decision to privatize the electricity sector in the country.

The truth behind oil theft in Iraq's Basra

Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017 | Salam Zidane, Contributor

Iraqi members of parliament have recently addressed the Oil Ministry with allegations related to the daily theft of Basra oil due to the malfunctioning of oil counters, to which the ministry responded without offering any proof.

Iraq considers proposal of agricultural licensing rounds for foreign investors

Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016 | Salam Zidane, Contributor

The Iraqi government is studying a licensing proposal that would allow foreign investment in agriculture to increase revenue from agricultural production.

Can Iraq curb corruption among customs officials?

Friday, Oct. 21, 2016 | Salam Zidane, Contributor

Corruption on Iraq's borders is robbing the government of the customs income its budget depends on.

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Salam Zidane is an Iraqi journalist specializing in economics. He has written for several local and international media sources such as Al-Jazeera and The New Arab.

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