Militant Islamism and Jihadism after the End of the ‘Caliphate’ // KAS and Issam Fares Institute hold a international conference on the future of the Islamic State, AL Qaeda and their affiliates in Asia, Africa and Europe Thu, 29 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0200,2018-03-29:meldung:59769 German-Iraqi relations: Decision-makers from Baghdad visit Berlin // From 27 February to 2 March, an Iraqi delegation visited Berlin on invitation of KAS and discussed the future of the German support for the country. Moreover, the talks focused on the looming conflict between Baghdad and Erbil and the upcoming general elections in Iraq. Thu, 08 Mar 2018 00:00:00 +0100,2018-03-08:meldung:59497 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. Wed, 31 Jan 2018 00:00:00 +0100,2018-01-31:meldung:59087 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. Tue, 12 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0100,2017-12-12:meldung:58801 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. Mon, 04 Dec 2017 00:00:00 +0100,2017-12-04:meldung:58513 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. Mon, 16 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200,2017-10-16:meldung:58091 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. Fri, 13 Oct 2017 00:00:00 +0200,2017-10-13:meldung:57901 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. Tue, 19 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0200,2017-09-19:meldung:57792 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. Fri, 15 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0200,2017-09-15:meldung:57584 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. Fri, 08 Sep 2017 00:00:00 +0200,2017-09-08:meldung:57508