Archive for the ‘Blog post’ Category
The US is Here to Stay
February 12th, 2023 by MERI
The special policy debate was dedicated to discussing US policy in Iraq and the Kurdistan Region, following a visit by a high-level US delegation to Baghdad and Erbil.
MERI Ranked as Iraq’s Leading Think Tank for The 5th Year Running
January 29th, 2020 by MERI
MERI is among the top 7% think tanks in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) countries. It went up to No. 34 among 507 institutions.
MERI Ranked as Iraq’s Leading Think Tank for The 4th Year Running
January 30th, 2019 by MERI
MERI is among the top 7% think tanks in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) countries. It went up by 22 places to No. 35 among 507 institutions.
MERI Forum 2017 Postponed
October 19th, 2017 by MERI
MERI Forum 2017 is postponed.
Identifying Global Beacons for Private Sector Reform
January 10th, 2016 by Dave van Zoonen
The vulnerability of Kurdistan’s economy to volatility in the international markets was painfully revealed by last year’s fall in oil prices.
Middle East in transition: can Europe shape the new order?
September 14th, 2015 by Dlawer Ala’Aldeen
European powers including Germany, France and the United Kingdom, most affected by the descent of the Middle East into chaos, have nevertheless followed the US lead in every action.
With decreasing humanitarian aid, more development must come for refugees and hosts in Kurdistan
August 16th, 2015 by Roger Guiu
It is feasible to bring the living standards of both refugees and host community to a resilient situation, for instance by bridging the income gap. But only through a combination of livelihoods support and advocacy for key policy changes in how Kurdistan sees the refugees.
The Iran Nuclear Deal: A View from Erbil
August 3rd, 2015 by Sardar Aziz
Iran and six world powers reached a historic deal on the 14th of July in Vienna. This deal could have far reaching consequences and significantly alter geopolitics in the Middle East.
Advancing the concept of resilient livelihoods for Syrian refugees
February 5th, 2019 by MERI
MERI is currently undertaking a research project to advance and apply the concept of resilient livelihoods for Syrian refugees living in the camps within the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.
One step forward, two steps back
April 28th, 2015 by Samuel Morris
The capture of Tikrit was touted as a turning point in the conflict in Iraq. Despite it taking weeks longer than suspected and requiring involvement from the international coalition, the operation was deemed a military success. But the momentum was lost.