Short Interviews with the Kurdistan Region’s leading politicians regarding their vision for the way forward amidst the current political crises. Questions: 1. What should be done to break the stalemate between Baghdad and Erbil and resume talks?  2. What is your vision for uniting the Kurdish political discourse? Answers by: Mahmood Othman, Veteran Politician Fazel […]

Participants were in agreement that it would be more constructive for the KRI leaders to avoid dwelling on the past and instead seek forward-looking solutions that help unify the Kurdish stance

The research finds that 96% of the respondents were aware of international actors’ involvement in crisis response in Iraq, of these only 37.7% knew about EU’s engagement in the field.

The European Union and Iraq: A New Strategy

November 15th, 2017 by MERI

The referendum and post-referendum dynamics have set Iraqis and international actors on edge.

MERI Forum 2017 Postponed

October 19th, 2017 by MERI

MERI Forum 2017 is postponed.

Protecting Kurdistan from Chemical Terrorism

August 7th, 2017 by Goran Zangana

MERI initiated a project to convey international best practices for safe and secure chemical management to laboratory personnel in the KRI

Displacement in the KRI; migration from Iraq

July 30th, 2017 by Irene Costantini

Social justice should be the overarching principle guiding the process of the return of millions of Iraqi IDPs; yet, there are many more outstanding issues, concluded MERI Workshop on 23 July, 2017

To facilitate debate on post-ISIS reconstruction in Nineveh, MERI and EWI, sponsored by KAS, brought together key stakeholders for a dialogue and brainstorming workshop.

“Belgium does not have an official position on Kurdistan independence as of yet” said Ambassador, Mr Hendrik Van de Velde of the Kingdom of Belgium during his visit to the MERI on 12 June 2017.

At a special MERI roundtable, diplomats, policy makers and experts debated Turkish foreign policy after the April referendum. Read the full report.