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
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.
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.
"Iraqis raise the Saudi and Iraqi flags with love unseen in 30 years."
"Iraq would not be without its Christians, Yazidis, and other communities."
"The government should help him build a complete foundation because these children are the future of Iraq and they deserve to feel safe."
The "Eid in Mosul" campaign was launched to visit those who had been trapped under Islamic State rule in Mosul.
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."