Over the last several weeks, Washington has watched with growing alarm as its two principal partners in Iraq – the Kurdistan Regional Government and the central government in Baghdad – stood poised at the brink of war. Amidst fears that this conflict could destabilize Iraq, undermine the war against ISIS, and open the way for increased Iranian influence in the region, Washington has struggled to develop a coherent response to rapidly unfolding events.
A panel of experts on the region will discuss what these events mean for U.S. policy and how Washington can respond.
Mohammed al Koraji
Deputy Chief of Mission, Embassy of the Republic of Iraq
Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress
Ambassador James Jeffrey
Philip Solondz Distinguished Fellow, The Washington Institute
Member, BPC Task Force on Managing Disorder in the Middle East
Adjunct Fellow, Hudson Institute
Founding Director, Center for Turkish Studies, Middle East Institute
Senior Policy Analyst, BPC