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Militias in the Fight Against ISIS: Spoilers or Stabilizers?

  • Wilson Center 1300 Pennsylvania Avenue Northwest Washington, DC, 20004 United States (map)

The Wilson Center is hosting a panel discussion to examine militias that have played a major role in the campaign against ISIS, particularly Lebanese Hezbollah, the Kurdish peshmerga and the PYD (Democratic Union Party), and Iraq’s Popular Mobilization Units. Are these groups spoilers that will disrupt regional politics and lead to anarchy? Are they stabilizing forces that can help assure peace in areas marred by war? Panelists will assess their impact and discuss how U.S. policy can better engage them to promote regional order.

Event Details

  • Date: February 23, 2017

  • When: 9:00-10:00 AM

  • Where: Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, 1300 Pennsylvania Ave. NW