Ali Mamouri
Ali Mamouri is an Associate Editor at Al-Monitor and a researcher and writer who specializes in religion. He is a former teacher in Iranian universities and seminaries in Iran and Iraq. He has published several articles related to religious affairs in the two countries and societal transformations and sectarianism in the Middle East.
Pope heads for Iraq in historic first
The pope will land in Iraq tomorrow for a three-day pilgrimage.
Ali Mamouri | Iraq | Mar 4, 2021
Iraqi prime minister is first among Arab leaders to receive call from US president
US President Joe Biden made his first call in the Arab world to Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi, expressing strong support for Iraq.
Ali Mamouri | Iraq | Feb 24, 2021
Iraqi officials welcome Biden presidency
While Iraqi leaders and officials have welcomed a Biden presidency, there are worries about what direction US policy will take when it comes to Baghdad.
Ali Mamouri | Iraq | Nov 10, 2020
Iraqi militias defy government, expand networks and pressure
Militias in Iraq are increasing their activities in response to the government's efforts to rein them in.
Ali Mamouri | Iraq | Oct 18, 2020
Iraqi cleric pushes for elections, new social contract, in support of prime minister
Iraqi cleric Ammar al-Hakim, the head of Iraqioun parliamentary bloc and Hikma movement, is seeking to chart a nonsectarian alternative to the existing political structure.
Ali Mamouri | Iraq | Oct 16, 2020
Despite COVID-19, political crisis, Iraqi Shiites march on Karbala
Shiites across southern and central Iraq are marching to Karbala for Arbaeen.
Ali Mamouri | Iraq | Oct 8, 2020
Following US warning, Iraq steps up pressure on outlawed militias
A warning from US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has spurred Popular Mobilization Units factions to take actions against outlawed militias that are attacking foreign missions and troops.
Ali Mamouri | Originals | Sep 27, 2020
US shakes up Iraqi factions with reported warning on militias
The Trump administration has warned Iraqi President Barham Salih that it could close its US Embassy in Baghdad if the militias' attacks against its bases and convoys continue.
Ali Mamouri | Iraq | Sep 24, 2020
Sistani backs Iraqi government crackdown on outlawed militias
Top Shiite cleric Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani backs early elections and calls on the Iraqi government to take action against the outlawed militias and mafia active in the country.
Ali Mamouri | Iraq | Sep 14, 2020
As Iraqi PM balances ties with US, Iran and Arab states, Tehran weighs next move
Although Iran supports Iraqi Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi, there are signs it has concerns about his rapprochement with the United States and the Arab world.
Ali Mamouri | Iraq | Aug 28, 2020
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