KAS/Basra University conference

Basra: Opportunities and Obstacles for Sustainable Economic Growth

On 8 and 9 October, the KAS Regional Programme for Energy Security and Climate Change MENA, the KAS Syria/Iraq office and the Arab Gulf Research Center of the University of Basra held a conference about the opportunities and obstacles for sustainable economic growth in the province. more…

KAS/IFI conference in Beirut

China's Expanding Influence in the Middle East

The last decade has seen an increasing economic and political involvement of the People’s Republic of China in the Middle East. On 28 September, KAS and the Issam Fares Institute held a conference on China’s long-term interests, aims and strategies in the region. more…

KAS/al-Nahrain conference in Baghdad

The Fight Against the Islamic State in Iraq After Mosul

The presence of IS cells in the liberated areas indicates already today that the organization will continue to destabilize Iraq as an insurgency group. Resulting challenges for the Iraqi state and society were discussed during a conference of KAS and the al-Nahrain Center on 13 September in Baghdad. more…



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Nov. 20 - 23

Rebuilding War Societies: Iraq After ISIS

International Perspectives and Policy Implications

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Previous events

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

Sep. 13

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

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


KAS and IRIS launch Iraq Leadership Fellows Program

First advocacy training for young Iraqi activists held in Beirut

In cooperation with the Institute for Regional and International Studies from the American University of Sulaymaniyah, the KAS Syria/Iraq Office launched a Leadership Fellows Program for Iraqi actors of media, politics and civil [...] more…

Promoting Common Ground between Syrian and Lebanese Youth

Ad 4 Peace and KAS hold workshops on democratic and human rights

The war in Syria and the resulting refugee crisis have caused a palpable tension between the refugees and the host communities in most countries affected by the ongoing violence in Syria, including Lebanon. To foster a sense of [...] more…

Tackle the problems at their roots – with the help of the UN

High-ranking Iraqi delegation from Baghdad and Erbil visits New York on KAS invitation more…

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Syria/Iraq Office

23 Benoît Barakat St
Jabre Building, 5th floor
Badaro – Beirut
Phone +961 (0) 1388 061/062
Fax +961 (0) 1388 064