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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This first MERI Economic Forum explored the challenges and policy options available to mitigate the current economic crisis in the Kurdistan Region and Iraq. The title, “Time for a Radical Rethink,” was reflected in the debates that resulted in actionable recommendations for the government and private sector.

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In convening such high-level panels and making room for the participation of diplomats, government officials, civil society representatives, and media, the MERI Forum 2015 fostered greater debate and, more importantly, action on these issues.

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