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Through our Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East and Scowcroft Middle East Security Initiative, the Atlantic Council works with allies and partners in Europe and the wider Middle East to protect US interests, build peace and security, and unlock the human potential of the region.
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China-MENA PodcastMar 30, 2023
US Perceptions of China’s Middle East Presence
By Atlantic Council
Dr. Julian Gewirtz and Chris Backemeyer join us to provide unique insights from a US perspective on the potential implications of China’s growing presence in the Middle East and its efforts to replace US dominance on global governance, as well as the priorities of the US in the MENA region.
Event RecapMar 24, 2023
Trajectories of Iraqi youth two decades after the 2003 invasion: Between aspirations and reality
By Britt Gronemeyer
On March 20, 2023, the Atlantic Council’s Iraq Initiative hosted a discussion with a number of young Iraqi civil society activists and prospective leaders to reflect on the 20th anniversary of the 2003 Iraq invasion.
MENASourceMar 24, 2023
Black Iraqis have been invisible for a long time. Their vibrant culture and struggle must be recognized.
By Sarah Zaaimi
Black Iraqis are not only living on the geographical margins of urban agglomerations but also on the margins of society and its structures.