Category: research

Gender studies center in Iraqi Kurdistan challenges traditional ideas | Al-Fanar Media

In a region where gender studies programs are rare, a new center at the American University of Iraq, Sulaimani, is

Building social cohesion through football in post-ISIS Iraq | Nature Middle East

Promoting contact between members of different groups can build tolerance within an intervention, but building broader social cohesion is more

Wildlife declines in conflict hotspots | Nature Middle East

The escalation of armed conflicts has caused dramatic population declines of endangered local species, ultimately putting humans at risk. The

Islamic State plunges research in Iraq into darkness | Nature Middle East

As the Islamic State takes over large areas of northern Iraq, science research and education grinds to a near halt.

Environmental infrastructure a potent weapon in warfare | Nature Middle East

The targeting of environmental infrastructure in war has become an end in itself, with long-term implications for human welfare and

Iraqi Kurdistan’s archaeological hotspots revived, but vulnerable | Nature Middle East

Political uncertainty, a protracted economic crisis and rapid development pose challenges to heritage conservation in the archaeologically rich Kurdistan Region

Living coral reef found in Gulf for first time | Rudaw

Coral reef found off the coast of Iraq, despite sediment, pollution and high sea temperatures, widens scope of country’s biodiversity.