Iraq-EU Relations: Stabilisation, Reconstruction & Security

On December 1, 2020 IRIS held a webinar entitled "Iraq-EU Relations: Stabilisation, Reconstruction & Security" Speakers Ambassador Martin Huth EU Ambassador to Iraq Ambassador Michel Rentenaar Netherlands Ambassador to Iraq Hafsa Halawa Non-Resident Scholar, Middle East Institute Kawa Hassan Vice President MENA Program, Eastwest Institute Watch the full-session here... Read More

Iraq-US Relations Under Trump or Biden Administrations

On October 26, 2020 IRIS held a webinar entitled “ Iraq-US Relations Under Trump or Biden Administrations” . The discussion focused on uncertainties in the bilateral relationship and how the two countries might move forward under either a Trump or Biden administration. Speakers: Ambassador Barbara A. Leaf Ruth and Sid... Read More

Iraq-Turkey Relations Amidst Regional Tensions

On September 30th, 2020 IRIS held a webinar entitled "Iraq-Turkey Relations Amidst Regional Tensions”. The discussion focused on how domestic concerns and foreign policy objectives impact ties between the two countries in light of broader regional tensions. Speakers Henri J. Barkey Cohen Professor of International Relations, Lehigh University Gönül Tol... Read More

Will Iraq Hold Early Elections? Reform at the Ballot Box

On July 13, 2020 IRIS held a webinar entitled "Will Iraq Hold Early Elections? Reform at the Ballot Box”. The discussions focused on Iraq’s parliament recently passed electoral reforms and its implications. Speakers Dr. Hussein Hindawi Advisor to the Prime Minister of Iraq Ashleigh Whelan International Republican Institute (IRI) Resident... Read More

Iraq’s Economy: Spotlight on Oil and Gas

On April 20, 2020, IRIS held a webinar entitled Iraq’s Economy: Spotlight on Oil and Gas . The discussion focused on Iraq's economy amidst falling oil prices and additional pressures from the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Speakers Ahmed Tabaqchali IRIS Senior Fellow Samya Kullab Iraq Correspondent for Associated... Read More

The Coronavirus: A Challenge for Local & Regional Health Policy

On February 27, 2020 IRIS hosted Dr Nawroz Saeed, the Manager of the response to Coronavirus in Sulaimani Province, for an interview and discussion. Saeed spoke about the challenge that the outbreak poses for local & regional health policy. Key Takeaways: 1) The heightened concern about Coronavirus in Sulaimani Province... Read More

The Political Economy and Economic Decision Making of Iraqi IDPs

On February 17, 2020, IRIS hosted a policy roundtable discussion with Joshua Stacey of Social Inquiry. Mr. Stacy presented data from a report conducted by IOM and Social Inquiry entitled “When Affordability Matters: The Political Economy and Economic Decision Making of Iraqi IDPs.” The report highlights the diverse socio-economic factors... Read More

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