Fri, Nov 1, 2019

Iraq’s Political and Energy Outlook

Recent protests underscore the many challenges Iraq must address despite the progress it has made. This event discusses the way forward for Iraq.

9:00am Washington DC


Thu, Oct 10, 2019

Iraqi-Russian Relations amidst US Security-Focused Engagement

This chapter is part of an edited volume that gathers analysis on the policy choices pursued by Washington and Moscow in the MENA region and develops case studies of the two powers’ policies in the countries beset by major crises Read the full report here.

Report by Abbas Kadhim

Tue, Oct 8, 2019

The MENA region: A great power competition

The idea of a ‘Russian resurgence' in the Middle East set against a perceived American withdrawal has captured the attention of policymakers and scholars alike, warranting further examination.

Report by Karim Mezran and Arturo Varvelli

Middle East Politics & Diplomacy

Fri, Sep 6, 2019

Kadhim quoted in the Daily Sabah on US-Iran brinkmanship

In the News by Atlantic Council

Conflict Iraq

Dr. Abbas Kadhim leads the Atlantic Council Iraq Initiative. He is an Iraq expert and author of Reclaiming Iraq: The 1920 Revolution and the Founding of the Modern State. Most recently, he was a senior foreign policy fellow at Johns Hopkins University’s School of Advanced International Studies. He was formerly an assistant professor of national security affairs and Middle East studies at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California and a visiting assistant professor at Stanford University. He also previously held a senior government affairs position at the Iraqi Embassy in Washington, DC. His books include Governance in the Middle East and North Africa and The Hawza Under Siege: Studies in the Ba’th Party Archive. He earned a PhD in Near Eastern Studies from the University of California, Berkeley.