The Enemy of My Enemy: An Uneasy Coalition and the Threat of ISIS

A discussion with
H.E. Lukman Faily
Embassy of the Republic of Iraq to the United States

Frederic C. Hof
Senior Fellow, Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East
Atlantic Council

Bilal Y. Saab
Senior Fellow for Middle East Security, Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security
Atlantic Council

Michael Singh
Managing Director
Washington Institute for Near East Policy

Moderated by
Barry Pavel

Vice President and Director, Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security
Atlantic Council

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The alarming expansion of the jihadist group the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) has prompted regional and international powerbrokers with vested security and economic interests in the broader Middle East to reassess their regional strategies. The United States and key Gulf states on one side, and Iran on the other, share an interest in the defeat, or at least containment, of ISIS and the overall stability of Iraq. Could the rise of ISIS forge an uneasy coalition among such strange bedfellows?
Please join the Atlantic Council for a discussion of the geo-strategic implications of the rise of ISIS on Monday, July 21, 2014 from 10:00am to 11.30am.