The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and the Atlantic Council’s Iraq Initiative, with support from DT Institute, convened a US-Europe-Iraq Track II Dialogue from March 2020 through December 2021. After two years of engagement with the Dialogue’s community of experts on Iraq – co-authored by C. Anthony Pfaff, Ben Connable, and Masoud Mostajabi – Iraq: Implementing a way forward, presents findings and recommendations to assist the government of Iraq and its international partners in improving political, social, economic, and security conditions in order to enhance national stability, stabilize Iraq’s democratic processes, and promote broad-based, Iraqi-generated economic growth.

A discussion surrounding the paper’s findings was held via Zoom on Wednesday, April 27, 2022, from 12:00 – 1:30 pm ET. The event was open to press and on-the-record.


Dr. C. Anthony Pfaff
Nonresident Senior Fellow
Atlantic Council

Keynote remarks

Amb. Ramón Blecua
Senior Advisor, Policy Planning Unit
Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs

A conversation with

Amb. Rend Al-Rahim
Co-founder and President
Iraq Foundation

Dr. Maria Fantappie
Special Adviser for MENA
Centre for Humanitarian Dialogue, Geneva

Dr. Laith Kubba
Independent Advisor

Dr. Inna Rudolf
Senior Research Fellow
The International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation

Moderated by

Dr. Abbas Kadhim
Director, Iraq Initiative
Atlantic Council

The Iraq Initiative provides transatlantic and regional policy makers with unique perspectives and analysis on the ongoing challenges and opportunities facing Iraq as the country tries to build an inclusive political system, attract economic investment, and encourage a vibrant civil society.