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Recovery in Nineveh is “not just a matter of rebuilding buildings but is a matter of rebuilding the minds of the people” commented Mike Yaffe from United States Institute of Peace

Indian Consul Delegation at MERI

April 16th, 2017 by MERI

“The only thing that can really bring change in a country is education”, remarked Mr Deepak Miglani, Consul General of India in Erbil, during his visit to the Middle East Research Institute (MERI) on 16 April 2017.

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Prof. Jean-Pierre Filiu visits MERI

April 5th, 2017 by MERI

“Internationalisation is not the key to stabilisation in Syria”, stated Prof. Jean- Pierre Filiu during his meeting with researchers at the Middle East Research Institute (MERI) on 3 April 2017.

On Thursday 30th March, senior diplomats, analysts and high-ranking KRG officials convened at MERI to discuss their expectations surrounding the new US administration’s foreign policy towards the Middle East, with a particular focus on Iraq and the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI).

MERI hosted a roundtable for the leaders of Iran’s Kurdish opposition parties to discuss recent changes in Middle East power dynamics and their implications

MERI has been awarded a new research grant by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) to conduct a study on “Drivers for onward migration: the case of Iraqi Internally Displaced People (IDP) in the Kurdistan Region leaving the country”.

DİTAM Roundtable at MERI

February 9th, 2017 by MERI

‘The Kurdish issue is a complex matter that requires internal and external efforts and if stability is not achieved it would be difficult for it to be resolved’ said Mehmet Kaya, President of DİTAM, in a roundtable meeting organised by MERI on 6 February 2017.

The Middle East Research Institute (MERI) has once again been named the top think tank in Iraq and has gone up 12 places from last year to 46th in the Middle East and Northern Africa (MENA) Region

On Monday 19th December MERI welcomed a group of delegates from Belgium, the Netherlands and Luxembourg.

“We would like to understand the plans in place for the governance of post-Islamic State (IS) Nineveh and whether or not a governance structure based on political pluralism is more beneficial to the area than the type of decentralisation that MERI suggests”