Past event


Research Event

Iraq: Searching for Stability in an Unstable Region

Chatham House, London

Event documents

Transcript - HE Dr Ali Al-Dabbagh, Dr Toby Dodge and Emma Sky
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Transcript - HE Dr Ali Al-Dabbagh, Dr Toby Dodge and Emma Sky Q&A
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HE Dr Ali Al-Dabbagh, Spokesman for Iraqi Government, Republic of Iraq
Dr Toby Dodge, Reader in International Relations, London School of Economics and Political Science
Emma Sky, Visiting Professor, War Studies Department, King's College London
Chair: Sir Jeremy Greenstock, Council, Chatham House; Special Envoy for Iraq (2003-2004); and Chairman, UN Association UK


Since the withdrawal of US forces in December 2011, Iraq’s coalition government has found itself increasingly challenged in efforts to maintain stability. The speakers will explore the prospects for Iraq against a backdrop of sectarian tensions, ongoing conflict in Syria and an internationally isolated Iran. The role that the international community can play in supporting Iraq, nearly a decade on from the start of the war in 2003 will also be examined.

LIVE STREAM: This event will be live streamed for members only. The live stream will be made available here at 13:00 BST on Tuesday 19 June.

: Send questions for the speakers by email to [email protected] or using #askCH on Twitter. A selection will be put to them at the event.