The recent geopolitical developments in Iraq and Northern Syria, and how regional powers might influence the next evolution of the Middle East.

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Ending Wars – Winning Peace in the Middle East: The New KRG Cabinet: Visions and Strategies for the Next Four Years (Panel 9, MERI Forum 2019).

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The KRI’s share of the federal budget & oil revenue has been the most significant point of Erbil-Baghdad tension. What is how the KRG see the way forward

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A Debate with the Prime Minister

December 2nd, 2019 by MERI

Visions and strategies for the KRG reform over the next four years

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Ending Wars – Winning Peace in the Middle East. The need for local, national and international dialogue.

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Making Iraq Work for All

December 1st, 2019 by MERI

Ending Wars – Winning Peace in the Middle East: Experts and policy makers debate the challenges facing Iraq and possible solutions

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Ending Wars – Winning Peace in the Middle East: Navigating Kurdistan Region Through Evolving Global and Regional Power Dynamics

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Forced displacement from Syria is the most protracted in the Middle East. This report highlights the urgent need to address policy flaws and offers policy recommendations to local, national and international stakeholders.

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The Peshmerga forces are undergoing an ambitious process of institutionalisation aimed at transforming them into an apolitical and professional entity. This brief examines the contours of this process and offers policy recommendations.

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Enhancing chemical security in Kurdistan Region

June 13th, 2019 by Goran Zangana

Chemicals are widely used in Iraq & the KRI for various civilian purposes. Terrorist organizations have the capacity to convert chemicals to weapons. The KRG needs robust policies to prevent chemo-terrorism.

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