Amid the broader challenges posed by the COVID-19 pandemic, Iraq is seeking to establish a new government. The recently appointed Prime Minister, Mustafa al-Khadimi, faces a litany of domestic issues ranging from a serious economic downturn; on-going protests about endemic corruption; and broader concerns about the latent Islamic State threat.
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Aaron Stein - Aaron Stein is the Director of Research at the Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI). He is also the Director of the Middle East Program and Acting Director of the National Security Program at FPRI. ; Moderator
Inna Rudolf - Inna Rudolf is a Research Fellow at the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation and Political Violence (ICSR), pursuing her PhD at the War Studies Department of King’s College London.
Renad Mansour - Renad Mansour is a senior research fellow, and project director of the Iraq initiative at Chatham House. He is also a senior research fellow at the American University of Iraq, Sulaimani.
John DeBlasio - John P. DeBlasio is the Chairman of DT Global and DT Institute, Founder and Executive Director of the Global Peace and Development (GPD) Charitable Trust, and the Managing Director of Bootstrap Capital.
John is currently serving on the Board of Directors of the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Illinois Joining Forces Foundation, the Crown Center for Middle East Studies at Brandeis University, the Social Science Foundation (Korbel School of International Affairs at Denver University), Nuestros Pequenos Hermanos International (NPHI), and The Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East, and MVP Vets. ; Moderator