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The rise and fall of Muqtada al-Sadr…again
While Muqtada al-Sadr may be this week's biggest loser in Iraq, the country's battle for influence is still in full swing
BY The Cradle's Iraq Correspondent Sep 01, 2022
Muqtada al-Sadr’s drive to criminalize Iraq-Israel relations kills two birds with one stone
Iraq's legal offensive to criminalize normalization with Israel was praised across the region, however amidst a domestic political stalemate, there are ulterior motives at play 
BY The Cradle's Iraq Correspondent Aug 18, 2022
Iraq’s Shia house is a mess: Can Iran help put it in order?
Muqtada al-Sadr has called for Iraqi resistance factions to disarm on the eve of the US withdrawal from Iraq. Is this a smart move to consolidate the state or a foolish gamble that will leave Iraq vulnerable?
BY The Cradle's Iraq Correspondent Nov 24, 2021
Killing Kadhimi: The non-assassination and its dramatic fallout
The alleged assassination attempt on Iraq's PM has thrown his opponents a curve ball, and they're struggling. But this is Iraq, where things can still change at a moment's notice in the heated scramble to form a new government.
BY The Cradle's Iraq Correspondent Nov 09, 2021