March 6th, 2017 by Dylan O’Driscoll
The report assesses the current role of the Popular Mobilisation Forces (PMF) in the provision of security in Iraq, arguing that dealing with the multiple competing subnationalisms within it is ‘one of the most pressing issues’ to address following the defeat of Islamic State (IS).
December 22nd, 2016 by Tomáš Kaválek
This paper argues that the future political stability of Nineveh depends on a two-level normalisation.
December 17th, 2016 by Zachary Gallant
This Policy Paper discusses some of the Trump administration’s most likely foreign policy advisers and their positions on Kurdish self-governance.
October 24th, 2016 by Dylan O’Driscoll
Calls for a separate Nineveh Plain province could end up harming minorities and threaten stability. Instead, a Nineveh Federal Region could prove a better solution for post-IS governance in Nineveh.
May 2nd, 2016 by MERI
This initiative is aimed at raising awareness of the norms and principles of IHL at all levels of Peshmerga forces; developing comprehensive mechanisms and policy recommendations that support compliance with IHL; and demonstrating the Peshmerga’s commitment to protecting fundamental human rights during times of war.
Policy Note | The Middle East at Breaking Point: Turkey’s Neighbourhood Policy and the Need for Enhanced ‘Soft’ Power
January 22nd, 2015 by Athanasios Manis
Is Turkey’s failure in the ME because of the changing dynamics following the Arab Spring transcending the country’s foreign policy capacity, or is it because of the under-performance of its foreign policy?