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The Sulaimani Forum is the signature annual event hosted by the Institute of Regional and International Studies (IRIS) at AUIS. The event is designed to bring prominent leaders, intellectuals and practitioners to the cultural hub of Sulaimani, Iraq to engage in meaningful dialogue and tackle the most complex issues facing the region. This year's Forum provided a venue to plot the course ahead on key issues in the region including the war against ISIS, its ideology and the aftermath; migration and refugee crisis; the political economy of the region; and sovereignty and a new order in the 21st century. Read the news, articles and stories that emerged from the several panel discussions at this year's Forum at AUIS.  Articles and Stories Is ISIL on the back foot in Iraq? Al-Jazeera West's de-radicilization strategy needs rethink to effectively fight ISIS: VOX-Pol Sulaimani Forum unites leaders on ISIS threat, but not its causes: Rudaw Iraqi Kurds Implementing Harsh Reforms to Tackle Economic Crisis: ARA News Constraints may delay an independent KRG: Hurriyet Daily News Report on the Sulaimani Forum: SBS Radio, Australia Middle East facing "fundamental transformation" says Salih: NRT News PM to Kurdish politicians: Important to win against ISIS, not over each other: Rudaw Iraq’s Kurds have suffered ISIS’ worst atrocities, Kurdish PM says: Rudaw Turkey struggles to convince US that Syrian Kurds are terrorists to stop supporting them, Kurdish official: ARA News U.S. should support the establishment of a Kurdish region in Syria: The Seattle Times Worldview: Support federalism for Syria: Philly News KRG needs to modernize and implement reforms, says Talabani: NRT News Promising to tackle Kurdish corruption isn’t enough: American Enterprise Institute Oil has become dangerous for Iraq, says Minister: NRT News US envoy says more needs to be done to eradicate Daesh: Anadolu Agency Are the Kurds prepared to liberate Raqqa from ISIS? ARA News Peshmerga Commander: Mosul operation needs Kurds. NRT News Political rivalry results in clash of words at Forum: NRT News Baghdad pressures KRG with Kirkuk crude export cut: Iraq Oil Report Turkey struggles to convince US that Syrian Kurds are terrorists to stop supporting them: Kurdish official. ARA News Hayder Al-Khoei on Sykes-Picot: NRT News Anti Daesh coalition offensive to retake Mosul already started: Sputnik News World Bank expert calls KRG financial crisis worse than Baghdad’s: NRT News US: Peshmerga fighters to participate in battle for Mosul. Middle East Monitor Kurds in Iraq, “We should not fight for a geography that no longer exists”: Brietbart Barzani urges end to political disputes through dialogue: NRT News An interview with the Speaker of the Kurdish Parliament: Niqash Mentions US says no indication yet who will liberate Raqqa from ISIS: ARA News Does Obama have this right? New York Times What's the best path on ISIS: Philly News The fight to take Mosul back from ISIS: Newsweek Syrian Kurds declare their own region, raising tensions: The Washington Post Globetrotting Shays Returns to Iraq, Sudan: Connecticut Post Meritocracy or kleptocracy: Kurdistan's political leadership in turmoil. Newsweek Middle East

Does Obama Have This Right? The New York Times

Does Obama Have This Right? Thomas L. Friedman  "Visiting here in northern Iraq, in Kurdistan, and talking to a lot of Iraqis leaves one thinking Obama is not entirely wrong. Sitting through a forum at the impressive American University of Iraq, Sulaimaniya, and watching Iraqi leaders squabble and point fingers at one another did not leave me wanting to buy a lot of stocks on the ISX, the Iraq Stock Exchange." Read full article.  The New York Times columnist and author, Thomas L. Friedman, who was invited as a guest and speaker at the fourth annual Sulaimani Forum, reviews Obama's policy in the Middle East following a recent article in The Atlantic and the emerging changes and conflict in the region.  Read more news stories and articles about the Sulaimani Forum here.  Iraq's Best Hope: Read Friedman's article about AUIS in The New York Times after he attended the 2014 commencement ceremony as guest speaker at the University. 

Baghdad pressures KRG with Kirkuk crude export cuts: Iraq Oil Report

Baghdad pressures KRG with Kirkuk crude export cuts Iraq Oil Report Iraq's Oil Minister said federally produced Kirkuk crude cannot flow through Kurdistan's pipeline without a new oil deal: Patrick Osgood, Ben van Huevelen and Kamaran Al-Najar of Iraq Oil Report analyze the discussions about potential reforms and policies for Iraq and the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) to face the economic crisis, caused in part by the falling oil prices. The panel discussion was moderated by Ben van Huevelen from the Iraq Oil Report.   

Is ISIL on the back foot in Iraq? Al-Jazeera

Is ISIL on the back foot in Iraq? Al-Jazeera English "ISIL is a regional problem, and pushing ISIL out of Iraq whilst they are still in Syria is not a true solution": Barham Salih Lara Fatah reports for Al Jazeera English from the Sulaimani Forum 2016 quoting AUIS chairman Barham Salih, Christine van den Toorn - director Institute of Regional and International Studies and Hayder Al-Khoei - AUIS board member. 
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