Following fruitful discussions and dialogues, the conference concluded with refined recommendations for developing the rule of law and institutionalisation process in the Kurdistan Region.

These training sessions are designed to improve journalists’ capacity and skills to represent democratic values and standards, highlight the fundamentals of contemporary and investigative journalism.

Though both Turkey and the EU have different priorities in Iraq, they both staunchly converged in opposing the referendum.

“IDPs perceptions of insecurity and lack of economic opportunities appear to be the most compelling reasons driving their wish/plan to emigrate”

A summary report on a policy debate between USIP and a group of KRI intellectuals about the current political dynamics and future direction of Iraq and KRI

MERI has once again been named the top think tank in Iraq and no. 57 of 480 in the Middle East and Northern Africa Region (MENA)

Short Interviews with the Kurdistan Region’s leading politicians regarding their vision for the way forward amidst the current political crises.

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.