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    Security and Governance in the Disputed Territories Under a Fractured GOI: The Case of Northern Diyala

Security and Governance in the Disputed Territories Under a Fractured GOI: The Case of Northern Diyala

by Zmkan Ali Saleem, Mac Skelton and Christine M. van den Toorn

In October 2017, the Kurdish Regional Government’s (KRG) political and military hold over large swaths of the disputed territories evaporated overnight. A mix of military forces and militias backed by the Government of Iraq (GOI) overwhelmed Kurdish Peshmerga forces, quickly taking over strategic areas of Diyala, Salahadin, Ninawa, and […]

November 14th, 2018|Iraq, Research|0 Comments|
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    ‘Pockets of Media Civicness’ in a Conflictual Political Landscape: A Case Study of Iraqi Media

‘Pockets of Media Civicness’ in a Conflictual Political Landscape: A Case Study of Iraqi Media

by Aida Al-Kaisy

In a landscape driven by political ownership and partisan media, what possibility is there for the media to fulfil its role as watchdog, calling those in positions of power to account?

The media as battlefield is not a new concept. For a strong democracy to function, the media is considered an essential spoke in the democratic wheel, a chance […]

November 7th, 2018|Iraq, Research|0 Comments|
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    The Middle Eastern Health Inequality Paradox and the Gender Obesity Gap

The Middle Eastern Health Inequality Paradox and the Gender Obesity Gap

by Joan Costa-i-Font and Mario Gyori

Worldwide obesity has nearly tripled since 1975, with 39 percent of adults overweight in 2016 and 13 percent obese. Today the overweight population exceeds the underweight population worldwide, which remains true even for the majority of middle-income countries. Obesity is associated with several chronic diseases such as high blood pressure, high cholesterol, type II […]

October 31st, 2018|Research|0 Comments|

Japanese Anime Nostalgia on Syrian Social Media

by Omar Al-Ghazzi

It is not often that academic research allows for the critical examination of one’s own childhood memories. However, in an article I recently published, I did just that! I explored renewed public engagement with cartoons I watched as a child. The article, ‘Grendizer Leaves for Sweden: Japanese Anime Nostalgia on Syrian Social Media’, was published in the […]

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    Diagnosing Kuwait’s Digital Health Maturity: Implications for Policy

Diagnosing Kuwait’s Digital Health Maturity: Implications for Policy

by Dari Alhuwail

Globally, the toll of diseases has become virtually unbearable and their proliferation among growing populations threatens the economies of many countries. Therefore, several healthcare systems are launching various initiatives for healthcare reform. In the State of Kuwait, the demand for healthcare services has been on the rise as the population continues to grow older and live longer. Additionally, […]

September 21st, 2018|GCC, Research|0 Comments|

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