February 4th, 2019 by Dlawer Ala’Aldeen
Turkey and EU have adopted multifaceted foreign policies in the Middle East. They converge only on specific issues but their mutual cooperation has not been easy.
December 30th, 2018 by Dlawer Ala’Aldeen
After 4 years of political & security turbulence, Iraq has now turned a new page with plenty of cautious optimism for 2019. Evolution of events & predictions for the new year.
August 14th, 2018 by Yerevan Saeed
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.
May 13th, 2018 by Dlawer Ala’Aldeen
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.
March 19th, 2018 by Khogir Wirya
“We can’t call Iraq a federal state when there is only one federal region”. Baghdad needs to develope a national reconciliation strategy among the country’s various ethno-religious & social groups, through dialogue and trust-building.
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.
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