It has been fourteen years since the American-led invasion in Iraq. The Kurds in the north are threatening secession while neighboring Iran is projecting its influence to Baghdad. Meanwhile, Iraq is the site of one of the most intense fights against ISIS where Iraqi troops, assisted by American special forces, are slowly working to recapture Mosul. As an oil and gas rich country, Iraq is also an important player in the world energy markets and more strategically significant to the United States than many other states in the region.
The Middle East Program at the Wilson Center will host experts on the topic to discuss the future of U.S.-Iraq relations within the context of a new American administration.
Date: February 15, 2017
When: 9:00-10:00 AM
Where: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW