We found that multiple energy drivers strategically incentivize the EU and Turkey to cooperate and converge on overall political and economic policies and priorities.

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Confessionalism and Electoral Prospects in Iraq

March 26th, 2018 by Yasir Kuoti

” 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”

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Perceptions of EU Crisis Response in Iraq

November 5th, 2017 by Khogir Wirya

This report examines perceptions of local actors towards EU’s crisis response mechanisms in Iraq.

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The Christians:Perceptions of Reconciliation and Conflict

September 17th, 2017 by Khogir Wirya

Inter and intra-communal rivalries have caused grave instability among the Christians. Left unaddressed, the conflicts become protracted, causing further instability and onward migration.

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This policy report explores perceptions of reconciliation among the Shabak community in the Nineveh Plain through examining concepts of justice, security and also the process of return.

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This report explores the plight of the Sabean-Mandean community and examines their perceptions towards reconciliation and conflict in Iraq.

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Recommendations aiming at improving the current standardized processes of assessing the impacts and effects of disasters: How to enhance the effectiveness of needs assessment towards resource mobilization and recovery processes.

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The Hashd al-Shaabi and Iraq: Subnationalism and the State

March 6th, 2017 by Dylan O’Driscoll

The report assesses the role of the Popular Mobilisation Forces in the provision of security in Iraq, arguing that dealing with the multiple competing subnationalisms within it must be addressed after defeating ISIS.

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This paper argues that the future political stability of Nineveh depends on a two-level normalisation.

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This Policy Paper discusses some of the Trump administration’s most likely foreign policy advisers and their positions on Kurdish self-governance.

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