Iraq After ISIS: Monitoring Trends in Public Opinion
As Iraq’s security forces continue to liberate territory from ISIS, the country has arrived at a critical junction. In one direction stands a political process representative of citizens’ needs and more inclusive of Iraq’s diverse communities; in the other, a broken nation beset by corruption, competing interests and sectarianism.
Drawing on recent findings, the National Democratic Institute (NDI) will present new public opinion research that explores the attitudes of Iraqi citizens on issues of national and local governance after ISIS is defeated and Mosul is liberated. With Iraqi provincial and parliamentary elections set to take place next year, panellists will discuss the potential challenges and opportunities that both they and Iraqi citizens feel will be crucial to strengthening and stabilizing Iraq post ISIS.