March 10th, 2019 by Dlawer Ala’Aldeen
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.
February 4th, 2019 by Dlawer Ala’Aldeen
Turkey and EU have adopted multifaceted foreign policies in the Middle East. They converge only on specific issues but their mutual cooperation has not been easy.
December 30th, 2018 by Dlawer Ala’Aldeen
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.
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.
December 23rd, 2018 by Dlawer Ala’Aldeen
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
August 14th, 2018 by Yerevan Saeed
By failing to reach an agreement to form an electoral alliance, the Kurdistan Region’s opposition parties missed a golden opportunity to shake up the duopoly of the KDP and PUK’s power.
June 12th, 2018 by Dlawer Ala’Aldeen
This policy book addresses the structural & functional weaknesses in th KRI’s governance system, and makes practical recommendations for its reform.
May 13th, 2018 by Dlawer Ala’Aldeen
In the run-up to this month’s parliamentary elections (12 May), the Kurdish parties are running individually, but in the Iraqi-controlled disputed territories they act differently.
April 15th, 2018 by Kamaran Palani
“dissent between Brussels and Ankara is highly likely given the Turkish Armed Forces’ broad kinetic engagement in both Iraq and Syria”
March 28th, 2018 by Dlawer Ala’Aldeen
We found that multiple energy drivers strategically incentivize the EU and Turkey to cooperate and converge on overall political and economic policies and priorities.