Members’ Conference Call Series and
the Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East present:
Iraq on the Brink: US Policy Options
A discussion with
The Hon. Zalmay M. Khalilzad
President and CEO,
Gryphon Partners
Former US Ambassador to the UN, Iraq, and Afghanistan
Moderated by
Mr. Damon Wilson
Executive Vice President 
Atlantic Council
The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) now effectively controls the cities of Mosul, Tikrit, Beiji, and Tal Afar, located in northern and western Iraq. They have captured a territory approximately the size of Jordan, along with substantial energy resources and military hardware.  President Obama stated that he is currently weighing all options, including targeted air strikes and cooperation with Iran to counter the ISIS advance towards Baghdad. For its part, an overwhelmed Iraqi government has asked its citizens to volunteer to fight ISIS, which many Iraqi Shia have done.  

To further discuss these latest developments and their implications for Iraq, the region, and transatlantic security, as well as possible US responses, the Atlantic Council will host a members’ conference call with Ambassador Zalmay M. Khalilzad, president and CEO of Gryphon Partners and Atlantic Council board director. From 2007 to 2009, Ambassador Khalilzad served as US permanent representative to the United Nations. Prior to that, he served as US ambassador to Iraq (2005-2007) and US ambassdor to Afghanistan (2003-2005). He also served as US special presidential envoy to Afghanistan (2001-2003). The call will be moderated by Atlantic Council Executive Vice President Damon Wilson.

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Members' Conference Call Series
This conference call is part of a larger series of Atlantic Council members’ programming, which seeks to provide members the opportunity to dialogue directly with policy experts on the most relevant topics of the day.