This field study underlines that building resilience against VE is a long-term process, requires building intra- & inter-community trust, & trust between people & the authorities.

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The Intra-Shiite Battle of Wills at Its Peak: Ways forward

September 1st, 2022 by Dlawer Ala’Aldeen

In his quest for ultimate power, Al-Sadir lost yet another battle. But, not to be underestimated, he has not lost the war. Policy recommendations for stakeholders

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The Sadrists’ Gamble: A Milestone Even if It Fails

August 2nd, 2022 by Dlawer Ala’Aldeen

The Sadrists have gone ‘all-in’, challenging the system & exposing its weaknesses. Unlikely to win outright but they have pushed Iraq to a new phase in its transition.

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A policy debate with members of European Parliament Subcommittee on Security and Defence on EU-Iraq partnership: Peshmerga reform, the ISIS war and EU’s role in stabilisation

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The US has a long and enduring strategic interest with Iraq and will partner with the Iraqis who want to establish a stable and strong democratic country”, said Amb. Tueller.

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KDP and PUK in Sadir’s Chess Game

January 29th, 2022 by Dlawer Ala’Aldeen

Al-Sadir is playing to win, whatever the cost. The Sunnis won the first round. The Kurds have lost sight of the bigger picture & focused on internal rivalry. It is not too late to find a win-win outcome.

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The policies and commitments of the US, Europeans & international coalition to stability in Iraq are debated.

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Key issues & challenges facing Iraq and the KRI were discussed with President Nechirvan Barzani, including the recent elections & the KRI’s international relations.

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Iran and Turkey are important regional actors in the ME. Their strategies in Iraq and the region are discussed.

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Debating policies & long-term strategies of the US, Russia and France in Iraq’s neighbourhood.

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