OTT/KAS conference in Erbil

Civil rights of ethnic and religious minorities in Kurdistan-Iraq

The Kurdistan Region of Iraq is home to a large number of different ethnic and religious minorities. On 30 August 2017, Open Think Tank (OTT) and the Konrad Adenauer Foundation’s Syria/Iraq Office held a high-level conference in Erbil to discuss the application of the rights of these minorities. more…

KAS/MdF Policy Paper 13

The Significance of Southern Syria - The Elements and Trajectory of a Civil War

In their policy paper for KAS and Maison du Futur, Frederic Hof and Faysal Itani from the Atlantic Council explain the relevance of the Syrian south and argue that an Iranian dominance at the borders to Jordan and Israel could be the most likely outcome of the current conflict. more…

News Platform Syrian Voice

KAS supports establishment of independent media in Syria

In order to enhance the establishment of free media in Syria, KAS supported the NGO Syria Direct in the first half of 2017 in founding the news platform Syrian Voice. The website, which has more than 20,000 followers, features daily reporting of ten Syrian journalists from all parts of the country. more…

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Events

Sep. 28
AUB, Beirut
Congress

China's Expanding Influence in the Middle East: Trade, Energy, Security, and Multipolarity

Beijing’s bilateral relations to regional powers and its engagement in Afghanistan, Iraq, and Syria

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Previous events

Sep. 13
Bagdad
Congress

Iraq’s War Against the “Islamic State” After Mosul

Strategies and Challenges in the Post-territorial Phase of the IS

May 22
Congress

Return and reintegration of Yazidi refugees in Sinjar

Second KAS/WEO conference on OPPORTUNITIES AND OBSTACLES

May 15
Workshop

The role of Imams in ethno-religious reconciliation

Second KAS/WEO workshop on religious tolerance in Iraq

Publications

Civil rights of ethnic and religious minorities in Kurdistan-Iraq

OTT and KAS hold high-level conference in Erbil with minority representatives

The Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI) is home to a large number of different ethnic and religious minorities. In 2015, the Kurdish parliament passed the Law of Protecting the Rights of Components in Kurdistan-Iraq, which guarantees [...] more…

The Significance of Southern Syria - The Elements and Trajectory of a Civil War

KAS and MdF publish Policy Paper on future scenarios in the region

In spite of its geostrategic significance, the south of Syria has received less media and political attention than the rest of the war-torn country. In their policy paper for KAS and Maison du Futur, Frederic Hof and Faysal Itani [...] more…

KAS supports establishment of independent media in Syria

Syria/Iraq Office and Syria Direct found news platform Syrian Voice

Out of 180 countries, Syria has ranked 177 in the latest World Press Freedom Index of Reporters Without Borders. In order to enhance the establishment of a free media landscape in the country, the KAS Syria/Iraq office has [...] more…

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Phone +961 (0) 1388 061/062
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