December 23rd, 2016 by MERI
“In the post-IS era old wounds threaten to resurface. Especially after IS, the Iraqi society became especially militarised. Everybody carries a weapon now. The risk of future conflicts being managed in a more violent way is much higher.”
December 20th, 2016 by MERI
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“The lack of a common narrative shared by both Arabs and Kurds regarding the history of Hasan Sham village is an obstacle to reconstruction and reconciliation”
November 8th, 2016 by MERI
Even a complete military victory over the Sunni extremists in Mosul will not change the reality that there is still no political agreement in place, or even basic trust, that could reconcile Iraq’s Sunni Arab minority with the Shiite-dominated national government.
October 24th, 2016 by MERI
“Instead of breaking off relations between communities in Nineveh it is better to find ways for how to improve those relationships”
October 3rd, 2016 by MERI
Kurdish Peshmerga forces are expected to participate in the offensive from the northern front as part of an agreement signed with the United States and Iraqi army.
September 29th, 2016 by MERI
The U.S. strategy against Islamic State extremists figured prominently in the first presidential debate Monday night. The candidates, Democrat Hillary Clinton, 68, and Republican Donald Trump, 70, offered starkly different takes on defeating the extremist group.
September 26th, 2016 by MERI
An interview with the president of Middle East Research Institute.
August 28th, 2016 by MERI
Barzani’s term is set to end this week, but a controversial government decision could extend it for another two years.
July 27th, 2016 by MERI
“Negative developments in the relations between the KRG and IOCs can lead to major disinvestment that can hit current oil production and future projects on gas exploitation, and erode confidence of potential foreign investors in other sectors”
July 23rd, 2016 by MERI
“Without addressing these issues and providing a detailed plan for post-conflict reconstruction and employment, I fear that [ISIL] will either return or another radical entity will take its place, continuing the cycle of ethnosectarian violence in Iraq”