April 29, 2020
This is a virtual event.
Per Atlantic Council, “Kirsten Fontenrose, Director, Scowcroft Middle East Security Initiative, Atlantic Council, Dr. Abbas Kadhim, Director, Iraq Initiative, Atlantic Council, and Dr. C. Anthony Pfaff, Nonresident Senior Fellow, Atlantic Council will share their views on the possible trajectories US-Iraq relations could take. Louisa Loveluck, Baghdad Bureau Chief, The Washington Post, will moderate the discussion.
Additionally, “the US strikes that killed Islamic Revolutionary Guard Qods Force Commander Qassim Soleimani, Deputy Chief of the Iraqi Popular Mobilization Committee Abu Mahdi al Muhandis, and members of Kita’ib Hezbollah may have created a watershed moment in US-Iraq ties. Whether the water pushes the relationship along or drowns it, however, remains to be seen. Indeed, the United States has proposed a strategic dialogue with Iraq in June to review the US economic and security role. The Atlantic Council’s Iraq Initiative is releasing a report by Nonresident Senior Fellow Dr. C. Anthony Pfaff that analyzes the current challenges in US-Iraq relations and presents policy recommendations.”