The Sadrists’ Gamble: A Milestone Even if It Fails

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.

The EU-Iraq security partnership: A Policy Debate with MEPs

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

The US strategies in Iraq: A policy debate with Amb. Matthew Tueller

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.

KDP and PUK in Sadir’s Chess Game

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.

Global Support for Stability and State-building in Iraq

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

Iraq and Kurdistan Region in a Complex Neighbourhood

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

Regional Actors in Iraq’s Neighbourhood: Visions for Stabilisation

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

Global Actors in Iraq’s Neighbourhood: Policies and Long-term Strategies

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