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The Middle East Research Institute (MERI) held an Emergency Briefing on 16th of June 2014, covering the ongoing security situation in Iraq and the Kurdistan Region.

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Iraq is going through an important period in its history. With this, there is increasing pressure to react to the vast upheavals of the last two months.

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Our new staff

January 15th, 2014 by MERI

We are pleased to introduce our newly appointed members of research staff, listed on the Scholars page.

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MERI has initiated a new project on preventing violence against women aiming to help combat gender-based violence in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.

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MERI Emergency Security Briefing

July 13th, 2014 by MERI

Due to the ongoing security situation, MERI held a briefing on the 24th of June 2014, covering the current crisis in Iraq and its impact on Kurdistan Region.

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MERI has initiated an ambitious study examining the economic, security and social impacts of the current refugee and internally displaced people (IDPs) crisis in the Kurdistan region.

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In light of the current political situation, MERI’s latest event was held to discuss the KRG – Baghdad relationship.

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The Kirkuk Policy debate

September 4th, 2014 by MERI

With the facts on the ground drastically altered, MERI aimed to provide a fresh perspective on the situation in Kirkuk.

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MERI Security and Political Briefing

October 16th, 2014 by MERI

The latest information and analysis of the ISIS war and its political and economic implications were presented. See report.

MERI Forum 2014 Impact & Feedback

November 22nd, 2014 by Dlawer Ala’Aldeen

MERI Forum debates were followed by breakthroughs in negotiations over the KRG budget and aviation traffic to Sulaimani Airport. PM Abadi sent Minister Abdul-Mahdi to visit Erbil to expedite agreement