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The Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung and the Atlantic Council’s Iraq Initiative, with support from DT Institute, convened a US-Europe-Iraq Track II Dialogue beginning in March 2020 and continued through virtual venues through December 2020. The dialogue brought together experts from the United States, Europe, and Iraq for a series of workshops to identify policies to help address Iraq’s cross-sector governance challenges. The attendees included a mix of former and current high-level officials and experts, all of whom are committed to a better future for Iraq.

In a new report, Iraq: A roadmap for recovery, Dr. C. Anthony Pfaff outlines some of the most important discussions, findings, and recommendations of the dialogue. The panel explored some of the most important discussions of the working groups and shared recommendations to support the government of Iraq on its road to recovery.

The discussion was held via Zoom on Tuesday, February 16, 2021 from 9:00 to 10:30 am ET (Washington DC), 3:00 – 4:30 p.m. (Berlin), 5:00 – 6:30 p.m. (Baghdad).


Dr. C. Anthony Pfaff
Nonresident Senior Fellow

Atlantic Council

Keynote Remarks

His Excellency Martin Huth
European Union Ambassador to Iraq


Dr. Dhiaa Al-Asadi
Former Member of Iraqi Council of Representatives

Amb. Ramon Blecua
Former European Union Ambassador to Iraq

Amb. Feisal Al-Istrabadi
Founding Director,
Center for the Study of the Middle East; Professor of the Practice of International Law and Diplomacy, Indiana University, Bloomington

Amb. Rend Al-Rahim
Iraq Foundation;
Former Ambassador of Iraq to the United States

Mr. Olin Wethington
Founder and Chairman
Wethington International LLC

Moderated by

Ms. Louisa Loveluck
Baghdad Bureau Chief
The Washington Post