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In August, SIPRI and its local partner in Iraq, the Al-Tahreer Association for Development, facilitated the first round in a series of issue-based community dialogues in Nineveh Province, Iraq. The community dialogues—of which the second round will commence in late September—focus on issues of common concern and mutual interest to different communities.
The Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) has convened a new research initiative with a focus on North Africa. The North Africa Dialogues and Analysis (NADA) research initiative is jointly organized by SIPRI and the Middle East Institute (MEI).
NADA brings together a select group of experts focused on North Africa—broadly the area spanning from Morocco to Egypt. NADA will focus on issues such as political economy, governance and security. The aim of the initiative is to better understand the changing and complex dynamics that shape North Africa.
Last month, SIPRI experts and researchers travelled to Brussels to participate in several events.
On 14–15 March, SIPRI, the Center for Applied Research in Partnership with the Orient (CARPO) and the Gulf Research Center Foundation hosted the workshop ‘Regional Project Development within the Climate–Energy–Health Nexus: Sustainability in West Asia and the Arabian Peninsula (WAAP)’.
Five new SIPRI materials provide dates, data and reflections on the events leading up to war in Iraq and developments for Iraq and beyond in the two decades since.
A new SIPRI short film launched today describes the role of cultural and religious practices in the post-conflict reconstruction of Iraq’s most ethnically and religiously diverse region.
In September, the Al-Tahreer Association for Development, a local partner to SIPRI in Iraq, facilitated the second round of issue-based community dialogues in Nineveh province. These community dialogues—of which the first round took place in June and the third round will commence next month—focus on issues of common concern and mutual interest to different communities.
On 28 August–2 September, SIPRI and the Alva Myrdal Centre for Nuclear Disarmament at Uppsala University, in cooperation with the Odessa Center for Nonproliferation (ODCNP), hosted the 2022 Armament and Disarmament Summer School.
On 10 September 2021, SIPRI hosted an expert round-table discussion with the Yemeni Minister of Foreign Affairs, His Excellency Dr Ahmed Awad Bin Mubarak, as part of his official visit to Sweden.
On 2 December, SIPRI will host a panel discussion on ‘Local Understandings of Human Security: Evidence from the Field’.