The Future of Governance in Iraq
Renad Mansour, Academy Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham House
Chair: Neil Quilliam, Senior Research Fellow; Project Director, Syria and Its Neighbours Policy Initiative, Chatham House
The anticipated military defeat of the so-called Islamic State in Mosul will usher in a new opportunity for state-building in Iraq. Decisions made in the aftermath will shape the country’s security trajectory and chief amongst these decisions will be how to substantively address the root causes of the discontent around governance and statehood that helped fuel ISIS.
Drawing on first-hand testimonies and interviews from across Iraq, Renad Mansour will look at the chances of political settlement and the upcoming challenges that the central government will face in reversing the fragmentation that thwarted its previous state-building efforts.
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