We are delighted to announce that the Middle East Research Institute (MERI) website is now also available in Kurdish and Arabic. MERI strives to become a source of information for researchers, journalists and news networks and MERI members. We aim to provide analysis, information and our latest publications in multiple languages for the benefit of the press and the wider public.
MERI’s website contains information about its programs, projects, and forthcoming events. It is updated on a daily-basis with the latest political, economic, security and social developments from the Kurdistan Region, Iraq, and the wider Middle East.MERI’s research staff are free to comment on their latest analysis and publications as well as any developments, according to their expertise.
We hope that the Arabic and Kurdish versions of the website will serve readers, researchers, journalists and news networks in becoming another step towards fulfilling the need for academic and scientific research.
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About MERI: The Middle East Research Institute is Iraq’s leading policy-research institute and think tank. It is an independent, entirely grant-funded not-for-profit organisation, based in Erbil, Kurdistan Region. Its mission is to contribute to the process of nation-building, state-building and democratisation via engagement, research, analysis and policy debates.
MERI’s main objectives include promoting and developing human rights, good governance, the rule of law and social and economic prosperity. MERI conduct high impact, high quality research (including purpose-based field work) and has published extensively in areas of: human rights, government reform, international politics, national security, ISIS, refugees, IDPs, minority rights (Christians, Yezidis, Turkmen, Shabaks, Sabi mandeans), Baghdad-Erbil relations, Hashd Al-Shabi, Peshmarga, violence against women, civil society. MERI engages policy- and decision-makers, the civil society and general public via publication, focused group discussions and conferences (MERI Forum).