Iraqi Voices

by 1001 Iraqi Thoughts

Iraqi Voices showcases authentic perspectives and insights about current developments in Iraq. Each week, we examine one major event in the country through expert analysis, cutting through the conjecture to help listeners better navigate Iraq's complex social, political and economic environment. Iraqi Voices is produced by 1001 Iraqi Thoughts. 

Podcast episodes

  • E15 - Making Sense of Government Formation in Iraq

    E15 - Making Sense of Government Formation in Iraq

    Iraqi Voices hosts political and economic analyst Hamzeh Hadad, author of the recently published report, “Path to Government Formation in Iraq”. We discuss the first parliamentary session, majority versus consensus government, and...

    18:05
  • E14 - Protests in Iraqi Kurdistan and the Exodus to Europe

    E14 - Protests in Iraqi Kurdistan and the Exodus to Europe

    Non-resident fellow at the Konrad Adenauer Foundation Mera Jasm Bakr explains the dynamics behind the ongoing protests in Iraqi Kurdistan and the recent wave of Kurdish migration to Europe.

    32:20
  • E13 - Iraq, COP26, and the Climate Change Challenge

    E13 - Iraq, COP26, and the Climate Change Challenge

    We host Harry Istepanian, an Iraqi energy and water expert to discuss the 2021 United Nations Climate Change Conference, also known as COP26. Harry talks to us about Iraq's potential to create green economy, water resource challen...

    31:33
  • E12 - Elections in the time of Tishreen

    E12 - Elections in the time of Tishreen

    Iraqi Voices hosts political analysts Lahib Hagel and Omar Al-Nidawi to discuss the Iraqi parliamentary elections, their significance, and how Iraqis view them in light of the 2019 protest movement and more.

    38:11
  • E11 - Reclaiming the Historical Narrative: A Conversation with Iraqi Author Ruqaya Izzidien

    E11 - Reclaiming the Historical Narrative: A Conversation with Iraqi Author Ruqaya Izzidien

    Iraqi Voices hosts Ruqaya Izzidien, an Iraqi-Welsh author who wrote 'The Watermelon Boys', a novel that chronicles the deceptive history of the British occupation of Iraq following World War I. We discuss her motivation for writin...

    32:01