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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.

Peace and Stability in Iraq

February 6th, 2020 by Kristin Perry

Prospects for peace and stability in Iraq are being threatened by civil unrest and escalating tensions between the US and Iran. This roundtable report summarizes current dynamics and their policy implications for national and international stakeholders.

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.

Stabilization & IDP Return in Nineveh

January 9th, 2020 by Kristin Perry

The Government of Iraq, the Kurdistan Regional Government, and International NGOs must engage in a concerted effort to prioritize investment in IDP return.

The way forward for Kurdistan Region

July 21st, 2019 by Amez Smail

Report on the MERI round table for Mr. Martyn Warr to discuss the past and propose ways forward for the KRI.

Reporting on a policy-debate to decipher the complex security, economic and political dynamics of US-Iran tensions.

Telafar has one of the most diverse ethno-religious populations in Nineveh Province. It witnessed significant demographic changes after Islamic State occupation & subsequent liberation. Telafar leaders debated the future of the district and its people.

Ways forward for Nineveh

April 4th, 2019 by Anne van der Wolff

A brain-storming session with a visiting United States Institute of Peace (USIP) delegation, KRI political representatives and experts from civil society on the future of Nineveh and IDPs.

A summary report of the MERI rountable discussions on decentralization and empowerment of local government in the KRI. Present were diplomats, parliamentarian, KRG officials and academic experts.

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.