Inna Rudolf

The demographics of Iraq’s protest movement

Are the largest protests in Iraq’s history seeing the left's comeback or the birth of a new youth movement? A Communist party veteran and an icon of the 2019 popular protests explain to Iraq researcher Inna Rudolf why they are taking to the streets.

The demographics of Iraq’s protest movement
Iraqi militias and the Aramco attack in Saudi Arabia
Iraqi militias and the Aramco attack in Saudi Arabia

Despite the warmongering rhetoric following Aramco attacks, Iraq's Prime Minister remains committed to preserving Iraq’s neutrality. Will the shield of the Iraqi security forces suffice to keep the various PMF factions in line and out of trouble?

New Iraqi Prime Minister Adil Abdul Mahdi

Branded as a compromise candidate, Iraq’s new Prime Minister Adil Abdul Mahdi has made a bold entrance, issuing a number of unorthodox policy proposals. But will his nomination trigger a sustained momentum before the euphory fades away?

A technocrat with an unorthodox streak - Iraqi PM Abdul Mahdi
Youth near the Ebu Bekir mosque in Pazardjik.
Inequality Among Roma in Bulgaria

The threat of radicalisation of Roma is often raised by politicians and media commentators in Bulgaria. But economic exclusion makes Roma communities open to gestures of friendship or financial support, giving radical groups a target.