MERI Forum 2021: A Stable Iraq for a Stable Middle East

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Building on the success of our previous conferences, the MERI Forum 2021 brings together decision-makers, academics and opinion-leaders to discuss a range of social, economic, and political issues.


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How a Fragile Iraq Is Facing the Covid-19 Challenge

The COVID-19 pandemic hit Iraq in late February, when the country was in its most fragile and vulnerable state and its caretaker government had been in deep hibernation since the start of mass protests in October 2019.



State-Building in Iraq

This policy report Identifies key weaknesses in the governing system, highlights the political barriers for progress; and offers policy recommendations to stakeholders.

Dlawer Ala’Aldeen

The Status of Erbil-Baghdad Relations

In Iraq, politics is personal, and the politics of Baghdad-Erbil relations is no exception. Improvements and deteriorations in this relationship have largely been dictated by interpersonal dynamics, such as the rapport and mutual confidence between leaders.

Dlawer Ala’Aldeen


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A series of exciting events are lined up for 2021. They include meetings, debates, workshops, seminars and conferences.