The Atlantic Council is leading a new, long-term initiative on Iraq. The aim is to expand on the work of the former Task Force on the Future of Iraq, which was chaired by Ambassador Ryan Crocker and developed to identify ways to support the Iraqis in stabilizing their state, reconciling their warring communities, and building the basis for long-term stability in the country. The Atlantic Council Iraq Initiative conducts research, publishes expert analysis, engages in public commentary and private consultations and convenes events on the most significant challenges faced by Iraq beyond its military confrontation with ISIS. The Iraq Initiative seeks to look past the current, narrow security lens to examine Iraq’s potential to develop the drivers of any successful society: inclusive politics, economic development, and a vibrant civil society.

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