MERI is 1st in Iraq & Among the Top 7% in MENA

MERI is ranked as Iraq’s leading think tank for the 4th year running & No. 35 among 507 (Up by 22 places since last year)

MERI Ranked as Iraq’s Leading Think Tank for The 4th Year Running

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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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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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MERI Mentions

A selection of recent articles where MERI received international media coverage

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.

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.”

BNR Radio

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“The lack of a common narrative shared by both Arabs and Kurds regarding the history of Hasan Sham village is an obstacle to reconstruction and reconciliation”

NYTimes

Even a complete military victory over the Sunni extremists in Mosul will not change the reality that there is still no political agreement in place, or even basic trust, that could reconcile Iraq’s Sunni Arab minority with the Shiite-dominated national government.

NRC Handelsblad

“Instead of breaking off relations between communities in Nineveh it is better to find ways for how to improve those relationships”