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9 June 2016

UK Ambassador Frank Baker at MERI

24 May 2016 / Events
The UK Ambassador to Iraq at MERI

“Independence is a great legitimacy for the Kurds, but now is also a good time for Kurds to have a greater role in Baghdad” said the UK Ambassador to Iraq Frank Baker in a seminar held by the Middle East Research Institute.

Mr Khalid Azizi, Secretary General of the Iranian Kurdistan Democratic Party at MERI

7 June 2016 / Events
Opportunities and Challenges Facing the Kurdish Movement in the Region 

Discussing the opportunities and challenges facing the Kurdish movement in the region in their pursuit of nationhood, as well as political and human rights, at a time when the wider Middle East region is going through various changes and upheavals, Mr Khalid Azizi, the Secretary of the Iranian Kurdistan Democratic Party, highlighted the progress achieved in the Kurdish movement.

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MERI Workshop on Peshmerga Compliance with IHL

9 June 2016 / Events
Upon MERI's Recommendations: A New Presidential Decree to Enforce Peshmerga's Compliance with IHL

The decree urges the Peshmerga commanders across all the fronts in the fight against ISIS on compliance with the norms and principles of International Humanitarian Law, adherence to the rules of engagement and protection of civilians.

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22 May 2016 / Events
MERI Economic Forum 2016: Session Videos & Photo Gallery


MERI Economic Forum 2016 engaged policy- and decision-makers, academics and international experts in a debate to promote economic reform in Iraq and Kurdistan Region. Click to watch the session videos and browse the Photo Gallery.

Watch the session videos here.


9 June 2016 / Events
Mark Your Agenda for MERI Forum 25-27 October 2016


The 2016 annual MERI Forum follows on from the success of our 2014 and 2015 forums, which brought together decision-makers, academics and opinion-leaders to discuss a range of social, economic, and political issues. This year we aim to debate and analyse many of the core issues that are affecting the region today. Thus, the forum will revolve heavily around themes linked to the Islamic State, the economic and political crises, as well as the ever-changing regional power dynamics.

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