December 20th, 2016 by Dlawer Ala’Aldeen
Policy makers of Iraq and the KRI who wish to pursue paths of their own design, must look carefully at the trends in power dynamics and the policies of the global and regional powers before designing their strategies.
December 7th, 2016 by Maisie Cook
Without sufficient deradicalisation policies, including within the education system, the narrative of the Islamic State will lie dormant or transform, creating the potential for another extremist group to emerge.
December 4th, 2016 by Hawraman Ali
Considering the new political realities of the region and the domination of US politics by the Republicans after the recent election, Iran should engage in dialogue with its Kurdish opposition parties.
December 1st, 2016 by Athanasios Manis
Turkey is experiencing a crisis of orientation in its internal and external affairs as a result of a transition between a dying and an emerging vision.
November 28th, 2016 by Irene Costantini
This policy brief analyses the current status of international financial assistance to Iraq and identifies the conditions that can turn the reconstruction process into an opportunity
November 21st, 2016 by Dylan O’Driscoll
Once IS is defeated key political and economic issues long neglected in the Kurdish Region of Iraq (KRI) will come to the fore.
November 15th, 2016 by Dave van Zoonen
Donald Trump, the next President of the United States, will soon be confronted with the difficulty of translating campaign rhetoric regarding his foreign policy in the Middle East
November 9th, 2016 by Tomáš Kaválek
Tal Afar is thus yet another flashpoint of competing interests between Ankara, Erbil, Baghdad, and Tehran and can possibly further destabilise the situation in Nineveh.
November 2nd, 2016 by Tomáš Kaválek
Nearly two years since the north side of Shingal was liberated from the Islamic State, most of the Yazidi population is still displaced.
October 9th, 2016 by Irene Costantini
Now that IS’s economic gains are draining due to military setbacks and financial strains, IS-held territories are increasingly struggling through economic hurdles. The challenge ahead is to have concrete economic plans.