More on Iran and Iraq

Ranj Alaaldin examines Iranian interference in Iraq and the allegations in the Guardian about its role in the kidnapping of Peter Moore and his sadly murdered guards.

Women in Iraq

With parliamentary elections approaching, Iraqi women are looking for ways to ensure that their voices and concerns are not excluded from the political debate. For the past several years, the ability of Iraqi women to contribute to policy debates has been constrained by security concerns, political instability and corruption. Though Iraqi women are slowly increasing their involvement in government, political parties and civil society organizations, they are still largely absent from decision-making positions within those bodies. The National Democratic Institute examines the issue.