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How to Stabilize Iraq After ISIS—and Why it Matters

  • U.S. Institute of Peace 2301 Constitution Avenue Northwest Washington, DC, 20037 United States (map)
Iraqi special forces soldiers during an operation in western Mosul, Iraq, March 25, 2017. Photo Courtesy of The New York Times/Ivor Prickett

Iraqi special forces soldiers during an operation in western Mosul, Iraq, March 25, 2017. Photo Courtesy of The New York Times/Ivor Prickett

As military campaigns in Iraq and Syria recover territories from the rule of the Islamic State, the 67-nation Global Coalition will meet in Washington on July 11-13.  Vital questions for the coalition include the strategy to build long-term security and stability in the region. Following the coalition’s meetings, USIP will host a conversation with Ambassador Ekkehard Brose, who co-chairs the coalition’s “Stabilization Working Group”, and Joseph Pennington, deputy assistant secretary of state for Iraq. 

 Ambassador Brose and Mr. Pennington will discuss the U.S. and Global Coalition’s strategy in Iraq, including the issues on which the international community should focus to advance a sustainable peace in the region. Ambassador Brose until last year headed the German embassy in Iraq, and now serves as his government’s special envoy for crisis prevention and stabilization. He also is an adviser to the Iraqi government on economic, budget and reform issues. Mr. Pennington has served as deputy assistant secretary for Iraq since December 2015. He also served as the United States’ consul general in Erbil, in the Iraqi region of Kurdistan.


Event Details

  • Date: July 14, 2017

  • When: 10:00 - 11:15 AM

  • Where: U.S. Institute of Peace

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