Dlawer Ala’Aldeen is a former Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research in KRG, and the founding President of MERI, a newly established think tank in Erbil, Kurdistan Region. He is author of a book on ‘Nation-building and the system of governance in Kurdistan Region’ (published 2013) and a book on ‘Lobbying for a Stateless Nation’ (published in 2007).
Published in: Can Europe Make It?Middle East in transition: can Europe shape the new order?
European powers including Germany, France and the United Kingdom, most affected by the descent of the Middle East...
Published in: North Africa, West AsiaThe emerging Middle East order: who can shape it and how?
For the first time for decades, all sides to the conflict agree that terrorism has grown out of all proportions and...
Published in: North Africa, West AsiaRevise Iraq to save it
The new PM, known hardliner against Sunnis and Kurds, has been a staunch supporter of Maliki policies. Iraq’s jigsaw...
Published in: openSecurityWhere there is no will there is no way: will Syria be the next Halabja?
The final balance of the war has not yet tipped against the regime and, if and when it does, no ‘red-line’ will stop...
Published in: openSecurityRealpolitik and disastrous consequences: 10 years on from Iraq, 25 from Iraq's genocide against the Kurds
From a potentially subjective point of view, a Kurd could argue that the long hardship and series of disasters...
Published in: HomeThe Kurds and the ISG: losing friends, losing the war