High-level workshop in Beirut

Federalism and Decentralisation in Iraq: Challenges and Reforms

On 28 and 29 January, the KAS Syria/Iraq office, the Atlantic Council and the Institute for Regional and International Studies held a workshop in Beirut on federalism and decentralization with high-level representatives of the Iraqi government, Iraqi Members of Parliament and international experts. more…

KAS/MdF Research Paper No.2

The Shiite Clergy in Iraq After Sistani - Growing Iranian Influence?

Grand Ayatollah Sistani constitutes a bulwark against the influence of Iran's religious establishment in Iraq. Laura Henselmann describes the competition between Najaf and Qum and argues that the religious influence of Iran will remain limited in the future even after Sistani's death. more…

KAS Politische Meinung No. 547

"Zero Hour" in Mosul - Impressions From the "Former Capital of the IS"

On 9 July 2017, Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced the liberation of Mosul from the Islamic State. The future challenges that remain are gigantic. In the current issue of "Politische Meinung", Nils Wörmer and Lucas Lamberty report on their fact-finding mission to the city in August 2017. more…



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Previous events

Jan. 29

Iraq at a Crossroads – Consolidation or Further Disintegration?

Panel on Future Iraqi Politics

Nov. 20 - 23

Rebuilding War Societies: Iraq After ISIS

International Perspectives and Policy Implications

Oct. 8 - 9

Basra: Opportunities and Obstacles for Sustainable Growth

Oil revenues, diversification and environmental protection

Sep. 28
AUB, Beirut

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


Federalism and Decentralisation in Iraq: Challenges and Reforms

KAS, Atlantic Council and IRIS hold a high-level workshop in Beirut

For years, the imbalanced federal system of Iraq has inhibited the efficient and effective governance of the country. After the military defeat of the Islamic State and in light of the Kurdish independence referendum, Iraqi [...] more…

Iraq at a Crossroads – Political Consolidation or Further Disintegration?

KAS and MEIRSS hold a panel discussion on the upcoming Iraqi elections

On December 9, 2017, the Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi declared the military victory over the Islamic State (ISIS) in Iraq. However, the political fragmentation of the country as well as the conflict between the Iraqi [...] more…

Reintegration and de-radicalization of the Yazidi victims of ISIS terror

KAS supports Yahad in Unum in supporting traumatized Yazidis in the KRI

In August of 2014, the Iraqi town of Sinjar became the arena of the massacre of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) against the Yazidis. More than 5,000 Yazidis were killed in the process and more than 7,000 women and [...] more…

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Syria/Iraq Office

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Jabre Building, 5th floor
Badaro – Beirut
Phone +961 (0) 1388 061/062
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