Sali Mahdy is an Iraqi-American researcher and writer. She earned her MA in International Studies with a focus on the Middle East from the University of Oklahoma. Her thesis, “Understanding Corruption in Iraq,” employed a multidisciplinary approach to examine the historic nature of corruption, its impact on economic development, and how it is understood in the Iraqi political context.
Latest posts by Sali Mahdy
Southern Iraq rages over dire living conditions
With frequent power cuts intensifying the effects of a brutal heatwave, people have taken to the streets to demand better public services, jobs and an end to corruption.
While some Iraqis boycott ‘futile’ elections, others vote to shake up parliament
Sairoun’s win demonstrates that Iraqis don't have to vote strictly on ethno-sectarian lines and future politicians will need to do more to impress voters.
In Effort to Lift FIFA Ban, Iraq Hosts Saudi Arabia for First Time in Nearly 40 Years
"Iraqis raise the Saudi and Iraqi flags with love unseen in 30 years."
In Hopeful Step Toward Reconstruction, Iraq's Mosul Celebrates First Christmas Since Fall of ISIS
"Iraq would not be without its Christians, Yazidis, and other communities."
Iraqis Call on Government to Assist Humanitarian's Art-Based Orphanage
"The government should help him build a complete foundation because these children are the future of Iraq and they deserve to feel safe."
Iraqis Travel to Mosul to Celebrate Eid in a Show of Solidarity
The "Eid in Mosul" campaign was launched to visit those who had been trapped under Islamic State rule in Mosul.
Following Uproar, Shia Leader Tries to Make Amends With Iraq's Christian Community
Past comments by Alaa al-Moussawi sparked a number of lawsuits by Christian Iraqi families for disturbing the plurality of Iraq. He has since apologized.
Iraq's Parliament Is ‘Convinced’ There's No Corruption Under Health Minister Hamoud. But Are Iraqis?
"Parliament’s satisfaction with Adilah Hamoud’s answers means the government believes that poor healthcare is what the people deserve from the corrupt minister."