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flaring of natural gas in iraq

Burning excess gas is fueling energy and climate crises in Iraq. Leaders are trying to harness it instead. See the challenges and possible solutions ahead.

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: June 27 – July 11, 2024

Key Takeaways: POLITICS: KDP Says Appointment Of New Sinjar Mayor Violated The Constitution – On July 2, the provincial council of Ninewa province met and voted to appoint 15 new mayors for districts and subdistricts across the province. Controversially, the list of new appointees includes a new mayor for the disputed Sinjar district, a post that’s been vacant since October 2017, when federal Iraqi forces took control of Sinjar following the September 2017 Kurdistan independence referendum. The new mayor, Sedo Khairi, was reportedly selected from a slate of five Yazidi candidates presented to the Ninewa council. The appointment appears to violate provisions of the December 2020 Sinjar Agreement between the federal government and the KRG, which calls for joint appointment of a new administration for Sinjar. The KDP denounced the appointments as illegal and suspended its participation in the Ninewa council meetings. In other developments, on July 3, KDP leader

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