The recent Iraq-Saudi Arabia rapprochement policy should be understood in the context of convergent political, security, and economic interests, with implications for regional security and stability.
This report examines perceptions of local actors towards EU’s crisis response mechanisms in Iraq.
Kurdistan shows that post-conflict countries can build a thriving higher education sector by working with foreign partners
The Kurdistan referendum has opened the way for Baghdad and Erbil to prioritise serious negotiations.
MERI hosted a roundtable event for diplomats, policymakers, and experts to discuss Kurdistan’s independence referendum and its consequences for the region.
This report focuses on the Yazidi community and their perceptions on conflicts and future reconciliation following the Islamic States invasion in 2014
Inter and intra-communal rivalries have caused grave instability among the Christians. Left unaddressed, the conflicts become protracted, causing further instability and onward migration.
It could be more constructive for all stakeholders to assist Baghdad and Erbil to reach a mutually acceptable agreement