TRENDS and The Stimson Center are organising an on-the-record expert discussion examining what the U.S. and its regional partners in the Middle East can do to support Iraq in a way that will help ensure durable peace and stability. While the tide seems to be turning against ISIS, the security situation in Iraq and the Gulf region remains tenuous. ISIS was able to grow and develop largely due to the inability of Iraq to control its territory, and to establish effective and inclusive government to integrate Iraq’s diverse constituencies. In the context of the ongoing instability in Iraq, Iran has increased its involvement in the region’s conflicts and has been able to assert a great deal of influence over Iraqi politics. Bringing security to Iraq is essential, and...
9:00 AM - 10:30 AM
Stimson Center, Washington, DC