Foreign Policy Research Institute A Nation Must Think Before it Acts Iraq in Transition: Competing Actors and Complicated Politics

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Iraq in Transition: Competing Actors and Complicated Politics

May 18, 2020 | 11:00 am to 12:30 pm | Middle East Program

About the Event

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.

To discuss these issues, the Foreign Policy Research Institute and the DT Institute are hosting a virtual Iraq briefing with Dr. Renad Mansour, a senior research fellow, and project director of the Iraq Initiative at Chatham House, and Ms. Inna Rudolf, a Research Fellow at the International Centre for the Study of Radicalisation and Political Violence (ICSR).

The panel will be jointly moderated by Dr. Aaron Stein, Director of FPRI’s Middle East Program, and Mr. John DeBlasio, the Chairman of DT Global and DT Institute.


Registration

Zoom instructions will be provided upon registration. 

Registration required. 

If you have any questions, please contact FPRI’s Event Planner, Jessica Taylor, at jtaylor@fpri.org.


Speakers

Aaron Stein

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 - 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 - 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 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