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Water diplomacy in
the land of two rivers

Iraq has been afflicted by severe water shortages. This report delves into Iraq’s relationship with upstream neighbors Turkiye, Iran, and Syria, shedding light on the country’s water disputes amid an unfolding climate crisis. 

Charting a Nationalist and Secular Iraqi State: The Road Ahead

Young people are changing Iraq. But what kind of state do they want? Read the results of our latest national survey of 1,062 eligible Iraqi voters ages 18 – 40 on their views toward religion and a secular state.

briefing paper on climate change and resource management in iraq

Iraqis are taking the initiative to address the impacts of climate change and poor resource management on Iraqi families. This brief will examine the far-reaching problems and offer recommendations for policy and local action.

The long game: Iraq's "tishreen" movement
and the struggle for reform

A rare ground-level glimpse into the popular Tishreen movement for reform in Iraq. The report includes focus groups with Tishreen and Kurdish activists, a national survey of public opinion, an analysis of social media, and dozens of in-depth interviews.

المباراة الطويلة: حركة تشرين في العراق والنضال من أجل الإصلاح

لمحة نادرة عن حركة تشرين الشعبية للإصلاح في العراق. يتضمن التقرير مجموعات تركيز مع تشرين ونشطاء أكراد ، واستطلاع رأي وطني ، وتحليل لوسائل التواصل الاجتماعي ، وعشرات المقابلات المعمقة

Peacebuilding with digital media
training manual

This comprehensive manual is for change-makers who want to use social media to bridge divides. It covers peacebuilding strategy, video content production, audience engagement and growth, and online safety. 

دليل تدريبي حول بناء السلام بوسائل الإعلام الرقمية

هذا الدليل الشامل مخصص لصناع التغيير الذين يرغبون في استخدام وسائل التواصل الاجتماعي لسد الانقسامات. ويغطي استراتيجية بناء السلام ، وإنتاج محتوى الفيديو ، وإشراك الجمهور ونموه ، والسلامة على الإنترنت

National survey of iraqi voters

EPIC’s nation-wide public opinion survey of 1,068 Iraqi voters in all of Iraq’s provinces. The survey predicted outcomes of the October 2021 election that major media outlets missed, such as parliamentary gains for candidates associated with the Tishreen reform movement. 

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briefing paper on climate change and resource management in iraq

Iraqis are taking the initiative to address the impacts of climate change and poor resource management on Iraqi families. This brief will examine the far-reaching problems and offer recommendations for policy and local action.

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latest news & analysis from iraq

ISHM: September 21 – 28, 2023

Key Takeaways: Court Ends The Term Of Kurdistan’s Provincial Councils; Bafel Talabani Reelected As PUK Leader; Ruling Coalition Affirms Respect For Kuwait’s Sovereignty – On September 24, Iraq’s Federal Supreme Court issued a ruling that ended the term of the provincial councils in the Kurdistan region. The Court said it determined that a 2019 amendment to the provincial councils’ law that extended their term after its expiration in 2018 was unconstitutional. The chairman of Erbil’s provincial council said the councils were unsure how to proceed, adding that their “legal committee will convene later to decide on what to do” to address what he described as a “legal gap.” On September 27, party members attending the PUK’s fifth conference unanimously reelected Bafel Talabani as the PUK’s sole leader. The party will reduce the size of its Leadership Council from 121 to 51 members and establish a new Support Council, which will be under

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