The Iraq Institute for Strategic Studies has been established to promote, conduct, and foster research and study relating to current political, economic, and social developments in Iraq.
IIST is an effort by Iraqi academics committed to research, publication, and education, in the fields of transitional politics, human rights, secularism, and more generally, ‘Iraq Studies’. Efforts have been geared to promoting a non-violent, rights-based, tolerant and democratic civic culture in Iraq, and building new civil society and governance organizations.
The Institute has published over 120 books and booklets on a wide-range of contemporary Iraqi issues (social and political sciences).
Over 400 students have graduated from the institute since its foundation in 2006.
Coming Soon: A Film on Religious Intolerance in Iraq.
The Iraqi DilemmaMohammed Ahmed’s Iraqi Kurds and Nation-Building and Kerim Yildiz’s The Future of Kurdistan
Antagonistic Visions of Unity (forthcoming)Fanar Hadad’s Sectarianism in Iraq
Building a State within a State (forthcoming)Ofra Bengio’s the Kurds of Iraq