How Iraq’s elections proved ‘status quo’ expectations wrong (Ibrahim Al-Marashi, Al Jazeera)

Iraq’s election was supposed to seal the political status quo, but Iraqis voted against it.

https://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/iraq-elections-proved-status-quo-expectations-wrong-180514151353581.html

Armenia after the revolution: Opportunities and challenges (Armine Ishkanian, Al Jazeera)

Armenians are now demanding to live in a fairer, more just society, where citizens live with dignity and free from physical and economic violence, writes Ishkanian [Gleb Garanich/Reuters]

Armenia now has an historic opportunity to restart its post-Soviet path, but sustainable development will not come easy.

https://www.aljazeera.com/indepth/opinion/armenia-revolution-opportunities-challenges-180510071533024.html