MERI Forum 2018: Full Report

December 23rd, 2018 by MERI

This is the full report of all the panels of MERI Forum 2018 where policy- and decision-makers and opinion-leaders shared visions and solutions for a range of core issues and challenges that are facing the Middle East today.

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The Caliphate’s defeat: the future of Iraq

December 23rd, 2018 by Dlawer Ala’Aldeen

In spite of the Caliphate’s defeat, Iraq remains a fragile country with its sovereignty grossly undermined, and its state institutions weakened. Unless the Iraqi leaders focus on good governance and rule of law, ISIS is capable of re-emerging

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This policy book addresses the structural & functional weaknesses in th KRI’s governance system, and makes practical recommendations for its reform.

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“dissent between Brussels and Ankara is highly likely given the Turkish Armed Forces’ broad kinetic engagement in both Iraq and Syria”

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The findings stress the destabilizing and traumatic effects of displacement and the urgency of addressing them

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The Yazidis: Perceptions of Reconciliation and Conflict

October 11th, 2017 by Khogir Wirya

This report focuses on the Yazidi community and their perceptions on conflicts and future reconciliation following the Islamic States invasion in 2014

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This report explores perceptions of reconciliation among the Turkmen community in Tal Afar through examining concepts of justice, security and return.

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Since 2014, Shingal has become an arena of competition between local, national and regional actors. This report outlines the competing interests and provides recommendations to all stakeholders.

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The Future of Mosul: Before, During, and After the Liberation

September 5th, 2016 by Dylan O’Driscoll

This report analyses the non-military elements that must be addressed prior to launching the final offensive against IS in Mosul city. It focuses on humanitarian planning, issues of governance, and post-conflict security, reconstruction and reconciliation.

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This Report analyses the crucial aspects of the current economic crisis and the KRG’s immediate response. The author argues that it is only when the economic meltdown is averted in the short-term that the KRG will be able to proceed with deep structural reforms.

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