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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: April 11 – 18, 2024

Key Takeaways: Sudani Makes His First White House Visit; Threats Complicate Diyala Governor Election; Leading Candidate For Speaker Position Withdraws From Race – On April 15, President Biden hosted PM Sudani at the Oval Office for talks about the future of U.S.-Iraq relations. With regard to energy, Biden affirmed support for Baghdad’s efforts to reduce emissions and expand grid connections with Jordan and the GCC and underscored the need to resume oil exports through the shuttered Iraq-Turkey pipeline. On regional political cooperation, Biden told Sudani that Washington supported “strengthening democracy in Iraq, including free, fair, and transparent regional elections” in the Kurdistan region. On economic and financial issues, the two sides discussed Iraq’s “progressive efforts…to increase trade while shielding the Iraqi people from…corruption and money-laundering,” and expressed commitment to supporting Iraq’s central bank to “fully wind down the wire auction mechanism by the end of 2024.” With regard to security

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