NBC News

November 14th, 2017 by MERI

“Squeezing the Kurds too much could turn an armed standoff into an all-out ethnic conflict between two U.S.-armed forces. Given these developments, the only sensible way forward is for Baghdad and Irbil to make negotiations a priority.

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Algemeen Dagblad

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.”

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BNR Radio

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”

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NYTimes

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.

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NRC Handelsblad

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”

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Rudaw

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.

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Voice of America

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.

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NRT Tv

September 26th, 2016 by MERI

An interview with the president of Middle East Research Institute.

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Al Jazeera English

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.

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Voice of America

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”

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