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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. These briefs 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 نشطاء 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. 

latest news & analysis from iraq

ISHM: May 9 – 16, 2024

Key Takeaways: Sudani Calls For Ending UNAMI’s Work; Halbousi’s Party Endorses New Candidate For Speaker; PUK Wins Appeal Against Suspension Of Election Preparations – On May 10, news sources published a letter from PM Mohammed al-Sudani to the U.N. Secretary-General asking to end the work of the U.N. assistance mission to Iraq (UNAMI) by the end of 2025. In his letter, which appears to have been sent in April, Sudani said Iraq remained interested in cooperation with various U.N. organizations but that it no longer needed UNAMI’s political work. A government spokesman confirmed the request in a statement on May 12, which argued that the reasons for which UNAMI was created in 2003 have ceased to exist. The letter added that a strategic assessment ordered last year by the Security Council has concluded that, in light of the “positive developments and important achievements” in Iraq, there was no longer need

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