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MERI Forum 2018: videos

The 2018 annual MERI Forum (23-24 October, 2018) brought together policy- and decision-makers, academics and opinion-leaders to share visions and solutions for a range of core issues and challenges that are facing the Middle East today.

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Country to Watch in 2019: Iraq

After 4 years of political & security turbulence, Iraq has now turned a new page with plenty of cautious optimism for 2019. Evolution of events & predictions for the new year.

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MERI Forum 2018: Full Report

This is the full report of all the panels of MERI Forum 2018 where policy- and decision-makers and opinion-leaders shared visions and solutions for a range of core issues and challenges that are facing the Middle East today.

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The Caliphate’s defeat: the future of Iraq

In spite of the Caliphate’s defeat, Iraq remains a fragile country with its sovereignty grossly undermined, and its state institutions weakened. Unless the Iraqi leaders focus on good governance and rule of law, ISIS is capable of re-emerging

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MERI Mentions

A selection of recent articles where MERI received international media coverage

Kurdistan Review

In an interview with the Kurdistan Review, Professor Dlawer Ala’Aldeen explains the areas of focus that will guide MERI’s research in the coming year and the Institute’s role in supporting reform in the Kurdistan Region.

ABC

Five months after declaring victory over the Islamic State group, Iraq will tomorrow go to the polls to elect a new parliament.

NBC News

“Squeezing the Kurds too much could turn an armed standoff into an all-out ethnic conflict between two U.S.-armed forces. Given these developments, the only sensible way forward is for Baghdad and Irbil to make negotiations a priority.

Foreign Policy

Iraq’s Dubai Hits the Pause Button

Algemeen Dagblad

“In the post-IS era old wounds threaten to resurface. Especially after IS, the Iraqi society became especially militarised. Everybody carries a weapon now. The risk of future conflicts being managed in a more violent way is much higher.”

Fox News

Fight against ISIS could make for strange bedfellows