Unpacking Iraq's Tishreen revolution: the complex politics of post-conflict Iraq

Young Iraqis took to the streets to demand an end of sectarian politics in Tahrir Square, Baghdad, October 2019.
Photo: Mondalawy, CC BY-SA 4.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Of: Ghadeer Hussein

Thousands of protesters took to the streets in Baghdad's Tahrir Square in October 2019. They were chanting: “we want our country back”. What does that mean in post-conflict Iraq that 2018 had restored control over its territories and what are the driving factors for this uprising?

June 23, 2021, Long read, Magazine

SDGs: does one size really fit all?

Photo: Borana Women, Ethiopia, Rod Waddington.Flickr.

Of: Ghadeer Hussein

Five years ago the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) were adopted by the United Nations and since then they have become a roadmap for global development. But are they relevant on the local level? Are they as universal as they claim to be?

December 30, 2020, English, Magazine, News article, News