Prospects for Post-ISIS Stabilisation (Chatham House)

The past year has revealed promising signals of renewal in Iraq as the territorial defeat of ISIS was followed by a peaceful transition of power to a newly elected government.

Zena Ali Ahmad, Resident Representative for Iraq, United Nations Development Programme
Raffaella Iodice, Head of Unit, Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development, European Commission
Omar Mohammed, Founder, Mosul Eye 
Chair: Raya Jalabi, Correspondent, Reuters

The Future of Iraq and the Region (Chatham House)

In order to move past the cycle of collapse and revival that has characterized Iraqi governance since 2003, a new approach is needed to forge a system that responds to the needs of the population, and in so doing, tackles the root causes of conflict.

Andrew Peek, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Iraq and Iran, Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, US Department of State
Abdulaziz Sager, Chairman, Gulf Research Centre
Sanam Vakil, Senior Research Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham House
Chair: Rend al-Rahim, President, Iraq Foundation; Iraqi Ambassador to the United States (2003-05)

EU–US Cooperation on Tackling Disinformation (Chatham House)

Disinformation, as the latest iteration of propaganda suitable for a digitally interconnected world, shows no signs of abating. This paper provides a holistic overview of the current state of play and outlines how EU and US cooperation can mitigate disinformation in the future.

Sophia Ignatidou

Sudan Stakeholder Dialogues: Options for Economic Stabilization, Recovery and Inclusive Growth (Chatham House)

The Chatham House Africa Programme designed the Sudan Stakeholder Dialogues series to help identify the factors that have led to the current economic crisis, the immediate steps that need to be taken to avert collapse and stabilize the economy, and the longer-term structural reforms required to set Sudan on the path to recovery. The project is funded by Humanity United.

Ahmed Soliman

In Judging Prorogation, UK Supreme Court Marks Evolution, Not Revolution, in Law (Chatham House)

Despite the political significance, last week’s judgment does not signal a newly activist court.

Ruma Mandal

Corruption Continues to Destabilize Iraq (Chatham House)

After the defeat of ISIS, endemic corruption is now the main threat to Iraq’s stability, alienating the population from its ruling elite and driving young people into a protest movement that demands radical change.
Toby Dodge

Russia’s Military Posture in the Arctic (Chatham House)

Russia’s military posture in the Arctic is informed by the changing geopolitical environment, and can no longer be considered in isolation from the country’s growing tensions with the West.

Mathieu Boulègue, Research Fellow, Russia and Eurasia Programme, Chatham House