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.
Turkey and the European Union: Conflicting Policies and Opportunities for Cohesion and Cooperation In Iraq and Syria
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.
March 26th, 2018 by Yasir Kuoti
” given the unpopularity of Iraq’s political class, no single alliance is expected to win a majority of parliamentary seats, forcing the formation of a grand-coalition government”
March 19th, 2018 by Khogir Wirya
“We can’t call Iraq a federal state when there is only one federal region”. Baghdad needs to develope a national reconciliation strategy among the country’s various ethno-religious & social groups, through dialogue and trust-building.
January 25th, 2018 by Irene Costantini
The findings stress the destabilizing and traumatic effects of displacement and the urgency of addressing them