Along with the current President of Iraq, Adel Murad is the founder and secretary general of one of the main Kurdish political parties, the Patriotic Union of Kurdistan (PUK). Until 2003 he fought against Saddams Baath Regime, as a speaker, as a peshmerga, as a leader and since the formation of the KRG, has been fighting against corruption, nepotism and a free and independent Kurdistan.
Adel Murad is the General secretary of the PUKCC and has been an advocate for Kurdish internal reforms. Murad has been an advocate for Kurdish rights throughout the last 50 years and has encouraged the new generation of Kurds to take up the leadership role of Kurdish politics.
Murad was very optimistic on establishing a 'New Iraq' but has since been pessimistic blaming former Iraqi PM Nouri al-Maliki.
Since the onset of the, Syrian civil war
Murad has been critical on the AKPs policy towards the Kurdish people saying that the Kurds should be cautious not to fall in the trap set by a regional country, namely Turkey. Murad was also suspicious of Turkeys interest in Mosul.
Once a commander and Peshmerga veteran, Adel Murad has since been an advocate for the armament and international support for the Peshmerga calling for international support and armament including Russia to support the Peshmerga forces.