August 7th, 2019 by MERI
Displacement in Syria is the most protracted in the Middle East. This report highlights the urgent need to address policy flaws and offers policy recommendations to local, national and international stakeholders.
July 21st, 2019 by MERI
Report on the MERI round table for Mr. Martyn Warr to discuss the past and propose ways forward for the KRI.
July 17th, 2019 by MERI
The Peshmerga forces are undergoing an ambitious process of institutionalisation aimed at transforming them into an apolitical and professional entity. This brief examines the contours of this process and offers policy recommendations.
July 11th, 2019 by MERI
Reporting on a policy-debate to decipher the complex security, economic and political dynamics of US-Iran tensions.
June 14th, 2019 by MERI
Chemicals are widely used in Iraq & the KRI for various civilian purposes. Terrorist organizations have the capacity to convert chemicals to weapons. The KRG needs robust policies to prevent chemo-terrorism.
May 19th, 2019 by MERI
The latest tension between Iran and the United States has created an unhealthy debate among local actors in Iraq and the wider Middle East, reflecting minimal insight into Washington or Tehran’s policy environment.
May 15th, 2019 by MERI
With Iraq’s displacement crisis, violence against women and girls has reached new levels of cruelty. However, with transition into stabilisation, there is an historic opportunity to tackle barriers to women empowerment.
May 5th, 2019 by MERI
Many of the IS associated women & children are denied identity cards. These practices violate national and international laws and are likely to contribute to on-going violent extremism.
April 28th, 2019 by MERI
Telafar has one of the most diverse ethno-religious populations in Nineveh Province. It witnessed significant demographic changes after Islamic State occupation & subsequent liberation. Telafar leaders debated the future of the district and its people.
April 14th, 2019 by MERI
Iraq’s various security forces were united in defeating IS. With their common enemy defeated, unity seems to have vanished rapidly. Implications & Recommendations are presented in this policy brief.