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Off the Bottom, Emerging Stronger

Off the Bottom, Emerging Stronger

The rapid plunge in oil prices shocked policy makers around the globe, and the emerging energy market of Kurdistan was not immune.

Kurdistan Region
23 May 2016

Educational Reform & Capacity Building

Educational Reform & Capacity Building

By Jacob Shapiro
At the Rwanga Foundation we believe that education is an investment in future.

Kurdistan Region
01 Jan 2016

The Yezidi Genocide

The Yezidi Genocide

By Tim Mewmaw
Tim Mewmaw is currently writing a novel, titled: Wearing a Niqab, to memorialize the Yezidi’s strength in the face of the Islamic State’s onslaught over the past 14 months.

Kurdistan Region
01 Jan 2016

Notes from Westminster

Notes from Westminster

How a dynamic, pluralist and moderate Kurdistan can help the world overcome Daesh

Kurdistan Region
01 Jan 2016

The Future Economic Challenges of Kurdistan

The Future Economic Challenges of Kurdistan

The majority of people in the Kurdistan Region are financially dependent on the government, which is itself dependent on oil income. Like many oil-based economies, the region’s economic booms and busts...

Kurdistan Region
01 Jan 2016

Identifying Global Beacons for Private Sector Reform

Identifying Global Beacons for Private Sector Reform

By Dave van Zoonen
The vulnerability of Kurdistan’s economy to volatility in the international markets was painfully revealed by last year’s fall in oil prices.

Kurdistan Region
01 Jan 2016

Kurdistan Energy Update

Kurdistan Energy Update

In the latest sign that Kurdish oil has established a foothold in the international market, November marked the third consecutive month of payments to firms exporting crude through the Ceyhan pipeline.

Kurdistan Region
01 Jan 2016

Procurement Procedures in the Kurdistan Region

Procurement Procedures in the Kurdistan Region

The Production Sharing Contracts (PSC) signed between the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and the International Oil Companies (IOC) regulate almost all aspects of the companies’ operations in Kurdistan.

Kurdistan Region
01 Jan 2016

Shifting Trends of the Kurdistan Job Market

Shifting Trends of the Kurdistan Job Market

By Allegra E. Klein, Chief Operating Officer, MSELECT
The Kurdistan region has experienced a series of economic blows in the past 18 months, the effects of which have been profoundly fel...

Kurdistan Region
01 Jan 2016

The Impact of the Humanitarian Crises on Human Security

The Impact of the Humanitarian Crises on Human Security

The on-going structural conflict in Iraq coupled with the advance of the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq has severely compromised human security in the Kurdistan Region.

Kurdistan Region
01 Jan 2016

Resilience-building in the Kurdistan Region

Resilience-building in the Kurdistan Region

With decreasing humanitarian aid, more development must come: resilience-building for refugees and host community in Kurdistan, writes Roger Guiu, MERI Research Fellow.

Kurdistan Region
01 Oct 2015

Social Security Exemptions for Oil Companies

Social Security Exemptions for Oil Companies

Social security exemptions for oil companies operating in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, writes Alain M. Hannouche.

Kurdistan Region
01 Oct 2015

Sustainable Growth in Kurdistan’s Energy Industry

Sustainable Growth in Kurdistan’s Energy Industry

The oil and gas industry’s potential and challenges in the Kurdistan Region, writes Shwan Zulal, Carduchi Consulting Director.

Kurdistan Region
01 Oct 2015

Ensuring the Protection of Minorities within the Kurdistan Region

Ensuring the Protection of Minorities within the Kurdistan Region

The Kurdistan Region should be proud of its perception as a guardian of minorities, providing at risk groups with security and shelter. However, more should be done to protect the rights of ethnic and...

Kurdistan Region
30 Sep 2015

Democracy & Economic Development in the Kurdistan Region

Democracy & Economic Development in the Kurdistan Region

It would be safe to say that there exists a strong international consensus as to the benefits of democracy, meaning that talking about the negative aspects of the introduction of democratic politics to...

Kurdistan Region
29 Sep 2015

Notes from Westminster

Notes from Westminster

British foreign policy has been relatively passive for over a year to avoid needless controversy before the election and as parliament and government have settled in.

Kurdistan Region
29 Sep 2015

Rapid transformation in 20 years

Rapid transformation in 20 years

An overall gradual economic improvement can be observed in this young European country.

Bosnia & Herzegovina
09 Mar 2015

A growing market for European Banking

A growing market for European Banking

Continuous systemization and global development of financial sector in BiH is promising.

Bosnia & Herzegovina
01 Mar 2015

Turkey: The Kurdistan Region’s Largest Trading Partner

Turkey: The Kurdistan Region’s Largest Trading Partner

Ankara-Erbil relations significantly deepened and widened to cover security, economic, political, and cultural dimensions over the last decade.

Kurdistan Region
26 Feb 2015

Production & Monetization

Production & Monetization

From the accomplishments and challenges of 2014 to the upward trajectory of 2015, Kurdistan remains a choice destination for energy sector investors.

Kurdistan Region
26 Feb 2015

Kurdistan Energy Update

Kurdistan Energy Update

2015 brings new challenges but promises to be the best year yet for Kurdistan's energy sector.

Kurdistan Region
24 Feb 2015

The Success of Economic Regionalism in the Kurdistan Region

The Success of Economic Regionalism in the Kurdistan Region

Dr. Anwar Anaid explains the success of the Kurdistan Region's economic regionalism, and why the Region's stability and prosperity are crucial for Iraq.

Kurdistan Region
24 Feb 2015

Registering an Oil Services Company in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq

Registering an Oil Services Company in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq

How to register an oil services company in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq.

Kurdistan Region
10 Dec 2014

Notes from Westminster

Notes from Westminster

The profile of the Iraqi Kurds in the British parliament continues to soar.

Kurdistan Region
09 Dec 2014

Kurdistan Energy Update

Kurdistan Energy Update

Shwan Zulal shares his insight on the recent events and their impact on the oil and gas industry.

Kurdistan Region
09 Dec 2014

Confidence Remains High

Confidence Remains High

Shwan Zulal shares his insight on the recent events and their impact on the oil and gas industry.

Kurdistan Region
09 Sep 2014

Notes from Westminster

Notes from Westminster

The British Parliament has cross-party groups providing bridges of friendship with 133 countries and regions. The all-party parliamentary group (APPG) on the Kurdistan Region in Iraq has become one of...

Kurdistan Region
11 May 2014

Turkish Economic Expansion & its Regional Implications

Turkish Economic Expansion & its Regional Implications

With increased business interactions between the Kurdistan Region and Turkey, socio-political bonds have strengthened in the recent years.

Kurdistan Region
11 May 2014

Turkish Policies Empower the KRG’s Independent hydrocarbon Exports

Turkish Policies Empower the KRG’s Independent hydrocarbon Exports

Turkey’s recent decision to award the Turkish group Siyah Kalem a license to import gas from the Kurdistan Region increases pressure on Baghdad to allow the KRG the right to export its own oil and gas...

Kurdistan Region
09 Dec 2013

Bold Results

Bold Results

Blessed with abundant reserves, a prudent vision for resource development, and access to lucrative markets, Kurdistan emerges as the last onshore oil bonanza in the world.

Kurdistan Region
09 Dec 2013

Common Vision for the Future

Common Vision for the Future

Energy, economic, and trade relations have generated increasing interdependence between Turkey and the Kurdistan Region.

Kurdistan Region
02 Mar 2013

Evaluating the Sector: Education

Evaluating the Sector: Education

Rebaz Zedbagi details the vulnerabilities of the current education sector in the Kurdistan Region and provides possible solutions for the major issues.

Kurdistan Region
02 Mar 2013
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