January 16th, 2018 by Yasir Kuoti
Given the institutionalized nature of corruption in Iraq, fighting it will prove substantially difficult, and would require a national program that upsets major aspects of Iraqi politics.
November 6th, 2017 by Yasir Kuoti
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.
August 20th, 2017 by Dlawer Ala’Aldeen
Kurdistan shows that post-conflict countries can build a thriving higher education sector by working with foreign partners
October 24th, 2017 by Yasir Kuoti
The Kurdistan referendum has opened the way for Baghdad and Erbil to prioritise serious negotiations.
October 10th, 2017 by MERI
MERI hosted a roundtable event for diplomats, policymakers, and experts to discuss Kurdistan’s independence referendum and its consequences for the region.
September 15th, 2017 by Yerevan Saeed
It could be more constructive for all stakeholders to assist Baghdad and Erbil to reach a mutually acceptable agreement
July 25th, 2017 by Dlawer Ala’Aldeen
Through constructive engagement and promotion of rule of law, the US should help the Kurdistan Region of Iraq become a strategic partner. The Kurds can be instrumental in helping the US mend fences across the region.
April 19th, 2017 by Athanasios Manis
The narrow victory of Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the referendum on 16 April does not guarantee a politically strong and trouble-free presidency.
March 12th, 2017 by Irene Costantini
The Shia Block is realistically the key determinant for national reconciliation to occur in Iraq. However, its internal divisions make it a problematic and non-unitary interlocutor for national, regional, and international initiatives.
March 5th, 2017 by Tomáš Kaválek
On 3 March, clashes erupted between the PKK-linked forces and the KDP’s Rojava Peshmerga near Khanasor in the district of Shingal.