MERI collaborates widely with internationally renowned academic leaders and senior fellows in internationally leading policy research institutions.


  • ‎United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq (UNAMI)
  • United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
  • United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN Women)
  • Food and Agricultural Organisation of the United Nations (FAO)
  • Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA)

United States of America

  • The Brookings Institute
  • Carnegie Endowment
  • The United States Institute for Peace
  • Council on Foreign Relations
  • Washington Institute
  • Centre for American Progress
  • Center for Strategic & International Studies


  • The University of Manchester (UK)
  • University of Cologne (Germany)
  • Freie Universitaet Berlin (Germany)
  • Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO)
  • Centre International De Formation Europeenne (CIFE, France)
  • National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS, France)
  • Danish Institute for International Studies (DIIS, Denmark)
  • Norwegian Institute of International Affairs (NUPI,  Norway)
  • Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI, Italy)
  • Trans European Policy Studies Association (TEPSA, Belgium)
  • Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP, Greece)
  • Centre for International Information and Documentation in Barcelona (CIDOP, Spain)
  • Comenius University in Bratislava (Slovakia)
  • Beogradski Centar Za Bezdenosnu Politiku (Serbia)
  • National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy (Ukraine)
  • Geneva Call (Switzerland)
  • Reform (UK)

Middle East

  • Carnegie Middle East Centre (Lebanon)
  • Centre of Economics and Foreign Policy Studies (EDAM, Turkey)
  • Istanbul Bilgi University (Turkey)
  • Middle East Technical University (Turkey)
  • Koc University (Turkey)
  • Al-Sharq Forum (Turkey)
  • ORSAM (Turkey)


  • CRRC Georgia (Georgia)