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Iraq: Tensions Mounting

Chatham House, London


Hayder al-Khoei, Associate Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham House
Professor Toby Dodge, Director, Middle East Centre, LSE
Dr Nussaibah Younis, International Security Program Research Fellow, Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, Harvard Kennedy School
Chair: Roula Khalaf, Middle East Editor, Financial Times


Since the fall of Mosul to militants with the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) and other insurgent groups on 10 June, a wave of violence has swept across Iraq and hundreds of thousands of people have fled their homes. As fears of civil war, sectarianism and break-up of the country deepen, the panel will discuss the implications for Iraq, the region and the international community.