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MENASource by Andrew L. Peek, Barbara Slavin, C. Anthony Pfaff, Thomas S. Warrick, Matthew Zais, Nathan Sales

Nov 8, 2021

Experts React: Assassination attempt on Iraq’s prime minister

MENASource by Andrew L. Peek, Barbara Slavin, C. Anthony Pfaff, Thomas S. Warrick, Matthew Zais, Nathan Sales

Atlantic Council experts react to the news of the attack, assess the impact on Iraqi politics, and offer their analysis on how the international community may respond.

Iraq Middle East

In the News by Atlantic Council

Oct 16, 2021

Khoury quoted in The New York Times on the Iraqi elections

In the News by Atlantic Council

Democratic Transitions Elections

In the News by Atlantic Council

Oct 10, 2021

Kadhim quoted in Aljazeera on Iraq’s parliamentary elections

In the News by Atlantic Council

Elections Iraq

IranSource by Barbara Slavin, Abbas Kadhim

Sep 22, 2021

Iran ‘won’ the war with Iraq but at a heavy price

IranSource by Barbara Slavin, Abbas Kadhim

More than four decades after the beginning of a dreadful war that shaped the lives and worldview of a generation, Iraq and Iran seem to have put the past behind them and moved to a new relationship. But the road ahead is not without landmines. The balance of power is too lopsided in Iran’s favor to allow for a healthy alliance and Iran’s continued estrangement from the US makes Baghdad’s balancing act even trickier. The Iranians may be enjoying their triumphant short-term position, but the long-term consequences could be calamitous.

Iran Iraq

Event Recap by Hezha Barzani

Aug 3, 2021

Event Recap: A conversation with Iraqi Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister Ali Allawi

Event Recap by Hezha Barzani

On July 28, the Iraq Initiative hosted an event with H.E. Ali Allawi, Iraq’s Deputy Prime Minister and Finance Minister, to discuss the Iraqi delegation visit to the United States, the White Paper for Economic Reforms, and Iraqi economic and political developments.

Iraq Middle East

Fast Thinking by Atlantic Council

Jul 26, 2021

FAST THINKING: Is the Iraq War over… again?

Fast Thinking by Atlantic Council

As the US military formally transitions to an advisory role with Iraqi forces, what’s next for the fights against ISIS and Iran-backed militias? Will anything really change? Our Iraq experts weigh in.

Conflict Defense Policy

MENASource by Hezha Barzani

Jul 26, 2021

An “illiterate generation”—one of Iraq’s untold pandemic stories

MENASource by Hezha Barzani

The devastating impacts of COVID-19, coupled with years of spillover effects of violent conflict and extremism, have already proved to be detrimental to students whose education and future career ambitions already receive limited attention.

Education Iraq

In the News by Atlantic Council

Jul 15, 2021

Kadhim quoted in The New Arab on diversifying American aid to Iraq

In the News by Atlantic Council

Human Rights International Norms

In the News by Atlantic Council

Jun 14, 2021

Kadhim joins Dearborn Blog to discuss the Great Iraqi Revolt of 1920 and the formation of the state of Iraq hereafter

In the News by Atlantic Council

Democratic Transitions Iraq

In-Depth Research & Reports by Christian Koch

May 10, 2021

Europe needs to take a lead on Iraq

In-Depth Research & Reports by Christian Koch

In a new report Dr. Christian Koch argues that Europe has already invested in Iraq’s stability and, going forward, should lead in policy areas demanding immediate and continued attention. Deliberate policy coordination and a European willingness to significantly increase its burden-sharing would be a tangible contribution to the Biden administration’s stated goal of rebuilding alliances and partnerships.

European Union Iraq