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Jan. 29, 2018 Discussion

Iraq at a Crossroads – Consolidation or Further Disintegration?

Panel on Future Iraqi Politics

The Middle East Institute for Research and Strategic Studies (MEIRSS) and Konrad Adenauer Foundation’s Syria/Iraq office will hold a panel discussion on challenges for Iraq's political future. more…

Nov. 20 - 23, 2017 Congress

Rebuilding War Societies: Iraq After ISIS

International Perspectives and Policy Implications

International conference on the educational, economic and judicial aspects of rebuilding war-damaged societies more…

Oct. 8 - 9, 2017 Congress

Basra: Opportunities and Obstacles for Sustainable Growth

Oil revenues, diversification and environmental protection

The Arab Gulf Research Center, the KAS Regional Program Energy Security and Climate Change Middle East and North Africa and the KAS Syria/Iraq Office are hosting a conference in Basra on furthering sustainable economic growth in the South of Iraq. more…


Event Reports

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…

External Actors in Syria II: Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Qatar and Israel

KAS and MdF host workshop on influence, aims and strategies

The eighth round of Geneva talks on Syria has failed. The civil war in the country will continue. External actors have played a crucial role in the conflict. While Russia announced a partial withdrawal in December, Iran continues [...] more…

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