The Politics of Displacement in Iraq

On March 3, 2021, IRIS and Chatham House held a webinar discussion entitled "The Politics of Displacement in Iraq" with Louisa Loveluck (Washington Post), Zmkan Ali Saleem (IRIS), Nadia Siddiqui (Social Inquiry), and Mac Skelton (IRIS). The event was moderated by Renad Mansour (Chatham House & IRIS). The webinar was... Read More

Humanitarian Perspectives on Protection Challenges in Post-Conflict Iraq

IRIS hosted a virtual roundtable discussion with Douglas Jennings, Sub-national Protection Cluster Coordinator for Central and Southern Iraq at UNHCR. The session entitled “Humanitarian Perspectives on Protection Challenges in Post-Conflict Iraq” was hosted under the banner of our Research Capacity Building Internship supported by the AHRC-FCDO Collaborative Humanitarian Protection Research... Read More

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 Maria Fantappie, Moderator Special Adviser... 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... 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... 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 Senior Fellow, IRIS Samya Kullab Iraq Correspondent for Associated Press (AP) Ali... Read More

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