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.
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
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.
This policy book addresses the structural & functional weaknesses in th KRI’s governance system, and makes practical recommendations for its reform.
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
“dissent between Brussels and Ankara is highly likely given the Turkish Armed Forces’ broad kinetic engagement in both Iraq and Syria”
We found that multiple energy drivers strategically incentivize the EU and Turkey to cooperate and converge on overall political and economic policies and priorities.
” 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”