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Mustafa al-Kadhimi

Mustafa al-Kadhimi is an Iraqi writer specializing in the defense of democracy and human rights. He has extensive experience documenting testimonies and archiving documentaries associated with repressive practices. He has written many books, including The Iraq Question,Islamic Concerns, Ali Ibn Abi Talib: The Imam and the man and most notably Humanitarian Concerns. The latter was selected by the European Union in 2000 as the best book written by a political refugee. 

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Iraqi elections: all talk, no walk

By  Mustafa al-Kadhimi | Thu, Apr 17, 2014
Many political blocs have dismissed the Iraqi voter as unable to analyze complex and detailed political programs.

Iraq civil activists fight to preserve constitutional rights

By  Mustafa al-Kadhimi | Tue, Apr 1, 2014
Despite the civil rights safeguarded by the Iraqi constitution, conservative political parties have been increasing restricting citizens’ freedoms in recent years.

Iraq-Saudi ties need strategic context

By  Mustafa al-Kadhimi | Thu, Mar 27, 2014
While Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki has accused Saudi Arabia of supporting terrorist groups, Baghdad should instead work on establishing effective channels of communication to cooperate in anti-terror efforts.

Hakim warns about politicization of Iraqi army

By  Mustafa al-Kadhimi | Tue, Mar 18, 2014
In an interview with Al-Monitor, the head of the Islamic Supreme Council Ammar al-Hakim speaks about his conceptions for the Iraqi state and says that the Anbar crisis cannot be solved via a military solution.

Iraqi candidates exchange government jobs for votes

By  Mustafa al-Kadhimi | Fri, Mar 14, 2014
Despite the Iraqi people’s aspirations for a democratic state, many politicians hand out government jobs during election season to ensure votes.
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