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Fri, Sep 6, 2019

Kadhim quoted in the Daily Sabah on US-Iran brinkmanship

In the News by Atlantic Council

Conflict Iraq

Tue, Aug 6, 2019

Public Event with Iraqi MP Sarkawt Shamsulddin

On August 6, the Atlantic Council Iraq Initiative hosted Iraqi Council of Representatives Member Sarkawt Shamsulddin for a public event. In 2018, Shamsulddin became the youngest member of the Iraqi parliament, securing the top position of the New Generation Movement in Sulaymaniyah Province. He is now one of the leaders of The Future parliamentary bloc […]

Event Recap by Stefanie Hausheer Ali

Iraq

Tue, Aug 6, 2019

A view from Iraq: A conversation with Iraqi MP Sarkawt Shamsulddin

The Atlantic Council Iraq Initiative hosted Iraqi Council of Representatives Member Sarkawt Shamsulddin, who in 2018 became the youngest member of the Iraqi parliament, securing the top position of the New Generation Movement in Sulaymaniyah Province.

Webcasts by Atlantic Council

Iraq

Fri, Jul 19, 2019

Private virtual roundtable with Al-Bayan Center on US-Iraq relations

On July 19, the Atlantic Council’s Iraq Initiative hosted a roundtable with Al-Bayan Center, a think tank based in Baghdad. Iraq Initiative Director Dr. Abbas Kadhim moderated the conversation. The participants from Al-Bayan joined by videoconference.

Event Recap by Atlantic Council

Economy & Business Energy & Environment

Mon, Jul 15, 2019

After Sistani and Khamenei—Looming successions will shape the Middle East

As Iraq’s Grand Ayatollah Ali Sistani and Iran’s Ayatollah Ali Khamenei age, the international community of Shia Muslims faces a looming void in religious and political leadership.

Issue Brief by Abbas Kadhim and Barbara Slavin

Iran Iraq

Mon, Jul 15, 2019

After Sistani and Khamenei: Looming successions Will shape the Middle East

On July 15, the Atlantic Council’s Future of Iran Initiative and Iraq Initiative hosted a conversation with Barbara Slavin and Abbas Kadhim on succession scenarios in those countries. Their conversation addressed how the successions of Ayatollahs Khameini and Sistani will impact Iran, Iran and the wider Shia world, with implications for how independent Iraq will […]

Webcasts by Bryan Mendives

Wed, Jun 26, 2019

What does new polling data from Iraq, Lebanon, and Jordan tell us?

On June 26, the Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East in collaboration with Arab Barometer held a public event to release the Arab Barometer’s latest public opinion survey data from Iraq, Lebanon, and Jordan. The data covered topics such as the state of the economy, institutional trust, migration, government performance, media consumption, corruption, and foreign […]

Event Recap by Hariri Center

Economy & Business Iraq

Wed, Jun 26, 2019

What does new opinion survey data from Iraq, Lebanon, and Jordan tell us?

The Atlantic Council’s Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East and the Arab Barometer hosted a panel discussion marking the release of new public opinion survey data on the state of the economy, institutional trust, migration, government performance, media consumption, corruption, and foreign relations in Iraq, Lebanon, and Jordan. Participating in the conversation, moderated by Wall Street Journal reporter Vivian Salama, were Arab Barometer experts Dr. Mark Tessler and Dr. Kathrin Thomas and Iraq Initiative Director Dr. Abbas Kadhim and Nonresident Senior Fellow Faysal Itani.

Event Recap by Bryan Mendives

Iraq Middle East

Tue, Jun 18, 2019

How to counter Iran’s proxies

Solutions will emphasize political efforts to continue to isolate Iran from the international community, make dependence on Iranian support less attractive to its proxies, and cultivate partners who can provide the kind of good governance and responsible behavior that serve as a more attractive model than Iran’s divisive practices.

MENASource by Dr. C. Anthony Pfaff

Iran Iraq
mickmulroy

Sat, Jun 1, 2019

Private Roundtable on Iraq with DASD Mick Mulroy

On May 7, the Iraq Initiative hosted Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for the Middle East Michael “Mick” Mulroy for a private, off-the-record discussion on Iraq. Middle East Programs Director William F. Wechsler moderated the conversation.

Insights & Impact by Bridget Corna

Iraq Middle East

Events

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