Tag Archives | Institute for International and Regional Studies (IRIS)

2021 Iraqi Elections: Voters and Winners

By Marsin Alshamary, post-doctoral fellow at the Brookings Institution, and non-resident fellow at the Institute of Regional & International Studies, for 1001 Iraqi Thoughts. Any opinions expressed are those of the author(s), and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News. 2021 Iraqi Elections: Voters and Winners To understand the likely and unlikely […]

Video: The Baghdad-Erbil Budget Divide

Breaking the Impasse: The Baghdad-Erbil Budget Divide On May 20, 2021, the Institute of Regional and International Studies (IRIS) at the American University of Iraq, Sulaimani (AUIS) hosted a public webinar with Ahmed Tabaqchali (Senior Fellow, IRIS), Megan Connelly (Non-Resident Fellow, IRIS), and Sarwar Abdullah (Lecturer, University of Sulaimani), moderated by IRIS Researcher Hamzeh al-Shadeedi. […]

Major New Report on Economic Effects of COVID-19 in Iraq

KAPITA has compiled a study about the economic effects resulting from the COVID-19 Pandemic. The research aims to provide insights and recommendations to tackle the challenges and opportunities that currently face the various segments of the Iraqi market. This will aid governmental organizations and authorities in devising effective policies to make a faster economic recovery. […]

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 included IRIS Senior Fellow and AFC Iraq Fund Chief Investment Officer Ahmed Tabaqchali, Iraq Correspondent for Associated Press (AP) Samya Kullab, […]

Kurdistan's Great Recession

By Mark DeWeaver. In October I had the good fortune to spend some time in Sulimaniyah, at the American University of Iraq’s Institute for International and Regional Studies, where I worked on a research project with a group of student assistants. Our objective was to document the effects of the KRG budget crisis on the […]