Popular protests are no new phenomenon in Iraq. But this latest round may transform both the government and the country.
ECFR Alumni · Visiting Fellow
Areas of expertise
Politics and security in Iraq
Hussein Dawood was a visiting fellow with the Middle East and North Africa programme at the European Council on Foreign Relations. His work focuses on the political situation in Iraq.
Dawood has previously written articles on Iraqi political and security affairs for Niqash (Berlin), Alhayat (Beirut), Iraqi Media House, Emirates Policy Center (EPC) and Al-Mada (Baghdad). He holds a Bachelor’s degree in political science from Baghdad University.
Iranian president Hassan Rouhani's first official trip to Iraq signals the beginning of a new chapter in Iran-Iraq relations, one that rising tensions between Tehran and Washington could complicate.