Speakers: Lukman Faily,Chief of staff to Iraqi Foreign Minister. Formerly, Iraqi Ambassador to US and Japan. Galip Dalay, Richard von Weizsäcker Fellow, Robert Bosch Academy, Germany. Michael Knights, Jill and Jay Bernstein Fellow, The Washington Institute, USA. Hassan Ahmadian, Associate Professor, University of Tehran, Iran. Dlawer Ala’Aldeen, President, Middle East Research Institute, Kurdistan, Iraq (Chair) […]

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Events of the past few weeks, since the last US election, have lead many to speculate about possible changes in the Trump Administration’s policy in the Middle East. The security dynamics may get complicated, making it more difficult for President Elect Joe Biden to pick up the pieces. Speakers: Abdulaziz Sager, Founder & Chairman, Gulf Research […]

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Setting the Scene for MERI Forum 2018: Visions for Stabilising the Middle East Dlawer Ala’Aldeen, President of MERI 23 October, 2018 MERI Forum 2018 is held at a very sensitive time when the entire Middle East remains in turmoil. Local, regional and international powers are heavily engaged in rivalries, while the Kurdistan Region and the rest […]

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دیداری مێری 2018: ئاڵوگۆڕی روانگەكان بۆ سەقامگیری دلاوەر عەلائەددین ٢٣ ئۆكتۆبەر – تشرینی یەكەمی ٢٠١٨ بەڕێزان ئه‌و ديداره‌ له‌ كاتوساتێكی‌ هه‌ستيار‌‌دا سازكراوه، كه‌ ته‌واوی ناوچه‌ی ڕۆژهه‌ڵاتی ناوه‌ڕاست دووچاری ئاڵۆزی و شه‌ڕی هه‌مه‌لايه‌نه‌ بووه‌. هێزە جیهانی و ئیقیلمی و لۆكاڵیەكان لە گەرمەی ململانێیەكانیاندانە، و هه‌رێمی كوردستان و باقی عيراقيش لە نێو جه‌رگه‌ی ئه‌و شه‌ڕ و ئاڵۆزيانه‌دا […]

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دلاور علاءالدین، رئیس مؤسسة الشرق الأوسط للبحوث (میري) ٢٣ تشرین الأول، ٢٠١٨ السیدات والسادة، يعقد هذا المنتدى في وقت حساس للغاية. الشرق الأوسط بكاملها في حالة ملتهبة مع وجود حروب ونزاعات متعددة الاطراف. إن القوى المحلية والإقليمية والعالمية منشغلة بصراعاتها التناحریة، كما أن إقليم كوردستان وبقية العراق متأثرون ویعانون من هذه الصراعات. وواضح ان هذە […]

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Panel – 7: Global and Regional Power dynamics: Conflict and Collaboration (2) Fatih Yildiz, Turkish Ambassador to Iraq Ramon Blecua, European Union’s Ambassador to Iraq Alberto Fernandez, President of the Middle East Broadcasting Networks Lukman Faily, Former Iraqi Ambassador to Japan and USA Tanya Gili, Former Member of Iraqi Parliament (Chair) This panel complemented the […]

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Panel – 6: Global and Regional Power dynamics: Conflict and Collaboration (1) Ebtesam al-Ketbi, President of the Emirates Policy Centre Taha Özhan, Research Director at Ankara Institute Ranj Alaaldin, Brookings Institute Mohammed Bin Saqar Alsulami, International Institute for Iranian Studies Steven Blockmans, Centre for European Policy Studies (Chair) The current turmoil in the Middle East […]

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Panel – 5: Legitimate Stability and the role of the international community in Iraq Stuart Adam, The British Acting Consul General in Erbil Eric Strating, Deputy Ambassador, The Netherlands Bruno Pasquino, Italian Ambassador to Iraq Hansi Escobar, Spanish Ambassador to Iraq Farhad Alaaldin, Advisor to the President of Iraq (Chair) Farhad Alaaldin helped focus the panel’s […]

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Panel – 4: EU in the Middle East: Responsive State-Building to Prevent Violent Extremism Ramon Blecua, European Union’s Ambassador to Iraq Steven Blockmans, Centre for European Policy Studies, Brussels Tine Gade, Fellow at the Norwegian Institute of the International Affairs Kamaran Mohammed, Research Fellow, MERI Morten Boas, Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (Chair) In his […]

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Panel – 3: Kurdistan in the New Middle East Mala Baxtiyar, Politburo’s Executive Chair, Patriotic Union on Kurdistan Nazmi Gur, Former Deputy Leader, People’s Democratic Party, Former Member of Parliament, Turkey Khalid Azizi, Leadership Committee Member, Kurdistan Democratic Party (Iran) Dlawar Ala’Aldeen, President of MERI (Chair) In his introduction, Dlawer Ala’Aldeen defined the framework for […]

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