The US should help create an Iraqi state at peace with all of its components. The KDP and PUK need to de-escalate and allow the KRI to speak with one voice in Baghdad & with international partners.

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This brief examines the socio-political & socio-economic circumstances of the Iraqi Roma & urge the Federal & KR Governments to prioritise addressing the marginalization of the Roma.

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In this policy report an enhanced model is proposed that builds on existing culture and understanding of decentralisation, and is designed to provide solutions for the numerous challenges Iraq currently faces

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Through an analysis of the current initiatives in Ninewa, this report highlights critical challenges relating to stabilization and the return of internally displaced persons.

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Designed to inform & enhance stakeholder policies, this meta-analysis of the vast literature on the barriers to IDP return covers important analytical and contextual gaps.

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How a Fragile Iraq Is Facing the Covid-19 Challenge

April 9th, 2020 by Dlawer Ala’Aldeen

it is time for Iraqi leaders to expedite forming a new government, otherwise Covid-19 pandemic & the drop in oil prices might drive it to the brink.

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This policy brief examines current gender deficits throughout Iraq’s reconciliation process and offers relevant recommendations.

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A Decade of US & Iranian Policy Towards Iraq Will Shape 2020

January 16th, 2020 by Dlawer Ala’Aldeen

The latest Iran-US crisis in Iraq is not an isolated incident and will not be the last one. This policy brief reviews these powers’ policies and presents likely scenarios for 2020

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Development of a National Policy on Displacement in Iraq

December 17th, 2019 by Sarah Edgcumbe

This paper analyses the contemporary displacement context of Iraq, identifies protection gaps and offers policy recommendations to national & international stakeholders.

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While the KRG has made progress in recent years, there is still much work to be done. Panelists debate how we can transform existing structures, shape policy, and forge new pathways to advance women’s empowerment and equality.

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