The Kurdish Crisis: Baghdad, Erbil, and Institutional Reform in Iraq

Dr. Harith Hasan Al Qarawee
Nonresident Senior Fellow, Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East
Atlantic Council

Amb. Stuart Jones
Former US Ambassador to Iraq and Former Acting Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Near East Affairs, US Department of State

Dr. Denise Natali
Director, Center for Strategic Research, Institute for National Strategic Studies
National Defense University 

Moderated by
Amb. Frederic C. Hof
Director, Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East
Atlantic Council

The ongoing tension between the Kurdistan regional government and the federal government in Baghdad are generating new concerns about the long term stability of Iraq. Critical issues relating to energy, security, and institutions must be addressed in order to prevent further conflicts and promote economic development. Please join us for a discussion on these topics. The panelists will address the energy aspects of the crisis, the security dimensions, the prospects for institutional reform, and the role the United States should play to help resolve the conflict.

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Atlantic Council
1030 15th Street NW, 12th Floor (West Tower Elevator) 
Washington, DC 

This event is open to press and on the record. 

Light refreshments will be served.