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About Mediterranean Institute for Regional Studies

Mediterranean Institute for Regional Studies is a non-governmental, non for profit institute and is dedicated to research on and about oil, natural gas and..

About Mediterranean Institute for Regional Studies

Mediterranean Institute for Regional Studies is a non-governmental, non for profit institute, which dedicated to research on and about oil, natural gas and water resources. It also engages in geopolitical, local, national, regional and international issues, as well as aims to translate the external world into the Middle East, and Iraq particularly. Our institute will provide detailed research and analysis on the mentioned topics. It also endeavors to lead and participate in public policies through scientific researches, analysis, debates and conferences. Furthermore, its target is to contribute to peace, prosperity, peaceful coexistence tolerance in a region riddled with war, conflict and sectarian tensions. The institute publishes articles and research in English, Arabic and Kurdish languages online on www.mirs.co

Address: Iraq- Sulaymaniyah- Salm Street. Rzgari- Opposite Ashti Sport Club

Email: [email protected] 

Web: www.mirs.co

Areas of Research

Generally, Mediterranean Institute for Regional Studies (MIRS) carries out research and scientific debates about the following topics and issues:

First, the security and stability of energy sector including oil, gas water resources and hydro politics and their impact on bank policies, finance and commerce and the energy lines and energy market in world and the Middle East region.

Second, innovative research on timely and topical issues regarding the region, political and economical phenomenon, the geopolitics of energy, reviewing the security and stability of the Middle East, minority and religious and ethnic issues, terrorism and international relations, and new alliances and coalitions in the region (tackling new threats, risks, options and possibilities) all these are scientifically scrutinized by Mediterranean Institute for Regional Studies.

Third, Practical participation in International, national, regional and local conferences, symposiums and debates and finding world-renowned and first class experts, scholars, and academics in these related topics and publishing their views, opinions and findings.

The Objectives of MIRS

- Scientific analysis and academic research of and about the significance of  geopolitics and energy resources in the light of latest international and regional developments. As a high and serious academic think tank MIRS aims to put forth its unique analysis and recommendations for facing and resolving the crisis facing the region.

- Participating in the international efforts for a better understanding of energy resources and its political and economical significance and advancing a culture of better, freer and more prosperous world for humanity.

- Striving to make MIRS an internationally respected agency for regional research dedicated to energy, terrorism, regional security, and minority studies. We aim to provide objective and reliable data and also creating contact and coordination with other relevant academic institutes and cooperating together to advance our experience.

- MIRS is officially registered by the Kurdistan Regional Government and working to be registered by Iraqi government . MIRS prepares suggestions and recommendations for Kurdistan Regional Government in Iraq and will work to finding a better mechanism and public policies to improve the energy sector and its benefits for the region.

- Identifying and classifying energy resources, lines and routes in the world, in Asia, Middle East and the Mediterranean region.

- MIRS also engages actively in making and contributing to national public policy, based on scientific and humanitarian principles so that it paves the way for proving  better data and knowledge  and media tools as far as possible.

Third: Ways to fulfill the objectives

- Implementing quarterly conferences and panels about sensitive issues and topics in which well known academic and political figures will be invited to participate. The panels will be mostly sponsored and could be arranged in collaborations with similar institutes and other think tanks. We aim to hold conferences in different regions around the world and through our official webpage www.mirs.co all the recommendations, findings and conclusions will be published in three languages; Kurdish, Arabic and English.

- Bringing local and international scholar and researchers together in official meetings and holding round table discussions in order to reach a scientific and useful conclusions and recommendations.

- MIRS has an advanced and high quality website www.mirs.co in which all researches, papers and academic articles are published in the afore mentioned three languages. The website also publishes news, press, latest developments, interviews, and all other related activities and also has its own social media presence.

- Holding debates, symposiums, conferences and  miscellaneous scientific activities  with relevant academic institutes and other research centers around the world.

- Networking, coordinating and making contact with other international institutes and other research centers for the purpose of research about energy and economic developments and finding mechanism to work with other partners.

- Preparing and drafting suitable projects of and about the topics that are of interest to our institute and sending our proposals and recommendations to relevant authorities.

- Finding and contacting professional Strategic thinkers around the world, arranging logical, scientific and journalistic interviews with them, inviting them to participate  in, engage and serve public policies and the policies of MIRS.