A brain-storming session with a visiting United States Institute of Peace (USIP) delegation, KRI political representatives and experts from civil society on the future of Nineveh and IDPs.

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Reconstructing Iraq: Where Do We Stand?

March 10th, 2019 by MERI

Iraq reconstruction costs $88B. Donors pledged $30B, but little has so far materialised, because the Iraqi government has failed to address its structural and functional weaknesses. The onus is on the Iraqi leaders.

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A summary report of the MERI rountable discussions on decentralization and empowerment of local government in the KRI. Present were diplomats, parliamentarian, KRG officials and academic experts.

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Turkey and EU have adopted multifaceted foreign policies in the Middle East. They converge only on specific issues and their mutual cooperation has not been easy.

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MERI is among the top 7% think tanks in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) countries.  It went up by 22 places to No. 35 among 507 institutions.

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Country to Watch in 2019: Iraq

December 30th, 2018 by MERI

After 4 years of political & security turbulence, Iraq has now turned a new page with plenty of cautious optimism for 2019. Evolution of events & predictions for the new year.

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MERI Forum 2018: Full Report

December 23rd, 2018 by MERI

This is the full report of all the panels of MERI Forum 2018 where policy- and decision-makers and opinion-leaders shared visions and solutions for a range of core issues and challenges that are facing the Middle East today.

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The Caliphate’s defeat: the future of Iraq

December 23rd, 2018 by MERI

In spite of the Caliphate’s defeat, Iraq remains a fragile country with its sovereignty grossly undermined, and its state institutions weakened. Unless the Iraqi leaders focus on good governance and rule of law, ISIS is capable of re-emerging

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The Iraqi leaders need to give top priority to state-building, institutionalisation, good governance and rule of law, all of which are currently at their weakest.

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MERI Forum 2018 Report and videos

December 2nd, 2018 by MERI

The 2018 annual MERI Forum brought together policy- and decision-makers, academics and opinion-leaders to share visions and solutions for core issues and challenges facing the Middle East.

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