The Kurdistan Region - Iraq

  • Kurdistan man and children

    Report

    The Future of Health Care in Iraq's Kurdistan Region

    Focusing on primary care, experts conducted a year-long analysis of the health care system of the Kurdistan Region of Iraq. Recommendations for implementation and financing, as well as utilization of resources to improve the quality, access, effectiveness, and efficiency of primary care are included.

    Apr 10, 2014

  • Kurdistan flag

    Report

    How Kurdistan Can Improve Access to Quality Education

    There are many ways to strengthen ongoing education reform in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq: build new schools, improve teacher training, expand opportunities for high-performing students, redesign the teacher evaluation system, reward high-performing schools, involve parents and the public in promoting education, and more.

    Apr 4, 2014

  • Sulaimania city center, Iraq, December 31, 2012

    Commentary

    Signs of New Life in Northern Iraq

    For a region that has seen decades of strife, Kurdistan is emerging as “the other Iraq,” a place where progress is marked by the opening of new shopping malls and the pouring of concrete at countless construction sites.

    Aug 9, 2013

  • Citadel of Arbil

    Report

    Building the Future in the Kurdistan Region (Kurdish-Language Version)

    RAND completed four studies to help the Kurdistan Regional Government expand access to high-quality education and health care, increase private-sector development, and design a data-collection system to support high-priority policies.

    May 8, 2013

  • Kurdistan city

    Report

    Building the Future in the Kurdistan Region (with Arabic-Language Version)

    RAND completed four studies to help the Kurdistan Regional Government expand access to high-quality education and health care, increase private-sector development, and design a data-collection system to support high-priority policies.

    May 8, 2013

  • Pro-Kurdish politicians read the statement of jailed Kurdish rebel leader Abdullah Ocalan ordering his fighters to cease fire and withdraw from Turkish soil during a gathering to celebrate Newroz in the Turkish city of Diyarbakir on March 21, 2013

    Commentary

    Why Erdogan Wants Peace with the PKK

    With the leader of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) now apparently ready to try to peacefully resolve differences with Turkey, the prospects that the uprising will come to an end have improved, writes F. Stephen Larrabee.

    Mar 27, 2013

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    Report

    Resolving Kirkuk: Lessons Learned from Settlements of Earlier Ethno-Territorial Conflicts

    Past efforts to resolve ethno-territorial conflicts in Brčko, Mostar, Northern Ireland, and Jerusalem provide insights that could facilitate a negotiated settlement of the status of the disputed Iraqi city of Kirkuk.

    May 9, 2012

  • Journal Article

    Journal Article

    Turkey's Kurdish Challenge

    A Turkish failure to adequately address Kurdish concerns in drafting the new constitution could undercut its ability to act as a successful model for peaceful democratic change in the Middle East.

    Aug 1, 2011

  • Report

    Report

    Managing Arab-Kurd Tensions in Northern Iraq After the Withdrawal of U.S. Troops

    Continuing tensions between Arab and Kurdish communities in Iraq could lead to inadvertent armed conflict unless Iraqi leaders resolve outstanding disputes regarding federalism, the legal and political status of disputed territories, and the management of northern Iraq's oil and gas resources.

    Jul 25, 2011

  • Commentary

    Commentary

    Northern Exposure

    Northern Iraq must be handled delicately to avoid additional conflict involving the Kurdish minority.

    Apr 7, 2003