On November 21, the Atlantic Council’s Iraq Initiative hosted a private roundtable with the head of the Kurdistan Regional Government’s department of foreign relations, Safeen Dizayee. Atlantic Council Nonresident Senior Fellow Thomas S. Warrick moderated the conversation, which touched on the ongoing protests in Iraq and their implications as well as the current status of Erbil-Baghdad relations and the impact of the recent instability in northeastern Syria. Atlantic Council Middle East Programs Director William F. Wechsler gave welcome remarks at the discussion.

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