Congregations turned to Actors: The case of Christian Local Reconstruction Committees in Nineveh

The role of the Church-led local reconstruction committees in sustainable community rehabilitation in the Nineveh Plains is examined & policy recommendations are offered.

Sectarianism and Sectarianisation in Iraq: Ambassadorial Appointments as an Exemplar

Sectarianisation of Iraq’s governance has already become a powerful driver of conflict. Left unaddressed, it can become irreversible. Here, ambassadorial appointments are used to underline the issues and offer ways forward.

“We’re Real Iraqis”: Securing Roma Rights and Integration

This brief examines the socio-political & socio-economic circumstances of the Iraqi Roma & urge the Federal & KR Governments to prioritise addressing the marginalization of the Roma.

Securing the Participation of Women in Iraq’s Reconciliation Program

This policy brief examines current gender deficits throughout Iraq’s reconciliation process and offers relevant recommendations.

A Decade of US & Iranian Policy Towards Iraq Will Shape 2020

The latest Iran-US crisis in Iraq is not an isolated incident and will not be the last one. This policy brief reviews these powers’ policies and presents likely scenarios for 2020

Development of a National Policy on Displacement in Iraq

This paper analyses the contemporary displacement context of Iraq, identifies protection gaps and offers policy recommendations to national & international stakeholders.

EU and Turkish Energy Interests in the Caspian and Middle East Regions

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

Confessionalism and Electoral Prospects in Iraq

” 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”