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NEWSLETTER
18 May 2015


MERI & Carnegie Middle East Conference

 18 May2015 / Conference
The Future of Armed Forces in a Democratic Kurdistan Region 

The process of the unification of the Peshmerga has been slow, but a strong political will exists to drive the momentum of unification forward.
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Programme: International Politics and National Security


Syrian Refugee camp

12 May 2015 / Projects
Advancing the concept of resilient livelihoods for Syrian refugees

MERI is currently undertaking a research project, funded by UNDP, to advance and apply the concept of resilient livelihoods for Syrian refugees living in the camps within the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.
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Programme: Economics, Energy and Environment


Iranian Nuclear Facility

7 May 2015 / Publications
Debating the Iranian Nuclear Deal 

At the moment, skeptics specially in the US, are vocal in condemning both President Obama and Iraq but it may well be argued that regional security is better served through an accommodative Iran engaged with the international community as opposed to an isolated and threatening one.
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Programme: International Politics and National Security


MERI staff with Peshmerga in Frontline

28 April 2015  / Research 
MERI visits the frontline as part of the Institutionalisation of Peshmarga Forces Project  

MERI’s objective is to contribute to research into the institutionalisation and unification of Kurdistan’s Peshmerga forces. This will discuss political, organisational and economic aspects and factors surrounding the issue.
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Programme: International Politics and National Security


An Iraqi army unit receiving training

28 April 2015  / Opinion
One step forward, two steps back 

The capture of Tikrit was touted as a turning point in the conflict in Iraq. Despite it taking weeks longer than suspected and requiring involvement from the international coalition, the operation was deemed a military success. But the momentum was lost. 
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Programme: International Politics and National Security


UN Strategic Assessment Mission at MERI

24 April 2015  / Meetings
UN Strategic Assessment Mission Visits MERI

The purpose of the Mission is to elicit views on the work of the United Nations in Iraq, as envisioned by MERI, which will then form part of overall recommendations to be submitted to the UN Secretary General in order to extend UNAMI’s mandate in the UN Security Council in July 2015.
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