This field study underlines that building resilience against VE is a long-term process, requires building intra- & inter-community trust, & trust between people & the authorities.

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MERI Forum 2022: Iraq For All

October 11th, 2022 by MERI

This year’s Forum coincides with major political, security, economic and environmental crises that are likely to shape Iraq’s future. The Forum will bring together policy-makers & opinion-leaders to debate high priority issues & offer solutions.

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In his quest for ultimate power, Al-Sadir lost yet another battle. But, not to be underestimated, he has not lost the war. Policy recommendations for stakeholders.

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The Sadrists have gone ‘all-in’, challenging the system & exposing its weaknesses. Unlikely to win outright but they have pushed Iraq to a new phase in its transition.

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Inter-community dialogue: Summary report on the visit of the high-level Kurdish delegation, meeting Shiite political, social and academic leaders.

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A policy debate with members of European Parliament Subcommittee on Security and Defence on EU-Iraq partnership: Peshmerga reform, the ISIS war and EU’s role in stabilisation

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The US has a long and enduring strategic interest with Iraq and will partner with the Iraqis who want to establish a stable and strong democratic country”, said Amb. Tueller.

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The Court decided on that the KRG’s export of oil is unconstitutional and its contracts illegal. What is the solution? Read more about this policy debate.

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“Italy has always supported Iraq at the most difficult moments”, said the Italian Ambassador to Iraq in a MERI policy debate. Summary report & policy recommendations.

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KDP and PUK in Sadir’s Chess Game

January 29th, 2022 by MERI

Al-Sadir is playing to win, whatever the cost. The Sunnis won the first round. The Kurds have lost sight of the bigger picture & focused on internal rivalry. It is not too late to find a win-win outcome.

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