IRIS Booklet Series: The State of the Economy

The following is a series of IRIS Iraq Reports (IIR) on the economy of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI) by IRIS non-resident fellow, Dr. Mark DeWeaver. DeWeaver joined IRIS in November 2015. He is an economist, owner of Quantarian Capital, an emerging-markets fund that currently invests in the Iraq... Read More

IRIS Booklet Series: Post-ISIS Iraq

This booklet consists of is a series of articles and reports on Iraq and the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI) after ISIS, published either by IRIS as IRIS Iraq Reports (IIR) or in other outlets by IRIS staff . The reports provide insight on issues crucial to “post-ISIS Iraq” --... Read More

Making Ends Meet: Economic Reforms in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq

IRIS Non-Resident Fellow, Dr. Mark DeWeaver, an emerging-markets fund manager, ISX investor, independent economist and author, is publishing a report titled: “Making Ends Meet: Economic Reforms in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.” This report is based on fieldwork conducted in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI), with the support of... Read More

Sinjar after ISIS: Returning to Disputed Territory

Image Source: Le Carabinier 2016 In May 2016, IRIS Director Christine van den Toorn, journalist and Jamestown Foundation analyst Wladimir van Wilgenburg, and IRIS Coordinator Sarah Mathieu-Comtois, conducted a study on drivers of conflict in Iraq's disputed territories, using Sinjar as a case study, for the Dutch non-governmental organization PAX... Read More

Inside Iraq's Cash Economy

IRIS Non-Resident Fellow, Dr. Mark DeWeaver, an emerging-markets fund manager, ISX investor, independent economist and author, is publishing a report titled: " Inside Iraq’s Cash Economy: Fully Reserved Banking in a Monetary Dystopia ." T his report is based on fieldwork conducted in the KRI, with the support of IRIS... Read More

Turkish Boots on the Ground

What is IIR? The IRIS Iraq Report (IIR) offers on-the-ground reporting and analysis on Iraq’s most pressing issues. It is aimed at providing decision-makers and experts with solid research and analysis of Iraq policy. The Report is unique because it is produced in Iraq, and is based on in-country fieldwork... Read More

Kurdistan's Great Recession

IRIS Non-Resident Fellow Dr. Mark DeWeaver, emerging-markets fund manager and ISX investor, independent economist, and author, has published a report on 'Kurdistan's Great Recession: From Boom to Bust in the Rentier Economy'. The report is based on several weeks of fieldwork he conducted this October and November with the support... Read More

Five Takeaways from the Sinjar Operation

What is IIR? The IRIS Iraq Report (IIR) offers on-the-ground reporting and analysis on Iraq’s most pressing issues. It is aimed at providing decision-makers and experts with solid research and analysis of Iraq policy. The Report is unique because it is produced in Iraq, and is based on in-country fieldwork... Read More

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