Iraq ‘s Upcoming Elections: Likely Outcomes, Key Issues, and Impact on US-Iraqi Relations

On April 25, Atlantic Council hosted a panel discussion of experts on the upcoming Iraqi parliamentary election, post-election dynamics, alliances to form a new government that may emerge, what political and constitutional reforms the next government needs to adopt, and how the election may impact US-Iraq elections. The panel featured Ambassador Feisal al-Istrabadi, Ambassador Rend al-Rahim, Dr. Harith Hasan al-Qarawee, Ambassador Ryan Crocker, and was moderated by Vivian Salama of NBC News.

Read Amb. Rend al-Rahim’s blogpost on MENASource posted in conjunction with this event: An Advance Look at Iraq’s 2018 Elections

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(left to right) Vivian Salama, Political Reporter, NBC moderating a discussion with Ambassador Feisal al-Istrabadi, Founding Director of Center for the Study of the Middle East Indiana University – Bloomington, Ambassador Rend al-Rahim, Co-Founder and President of Iraq Foundation, Ambassador Ryan Crocker, Visiting Lecturer and Diplomat-in-Residence, Princeton University, and Dr. Harith Hasan Al-Qarawee, Nonresident Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council

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Majid Jafar, CEO of Crescent Petroleum, giving welcoming remarks.