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As protests erupt across Iraq, Prime Minister Adil Abdul-Mahdi’s government is in crisis. While the Iraqi government achieved a military victory over ISIS in 2017, a political solution addressing the roots of the conflict has remained elusive. If not tackled, popular discontent across the country may threaten Iraq’s hard-won peace.
Chatham House brings together figures from across Iraq’s political spectrum to discuss recent developments and a way forward that can end the cycle of conflict and stabilization that has defined Iraq since 2003.
This event is part of Chatham House’s Iraq Initiative.
Dhiaa al-Asadi, Political Representative to Muqtada al-Sadr; Chairman of the Political Board, Al-Ahrar Bloc, Member of Iraqi Parliament (2014-18)
Laith Kubba, Senior Advisor to the Prime Minister, Iraq
Karim Sinjari, Advisor to the President of the Kurdistan Region; Minister of Interior, Kurdistan Region of Iraq
Chair: Dr Lina Khatib, Head, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham House