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Wed, Jan 15, 2020

Reflections on 25 years of US policy in the Middle East

The past three decades have seen massive US military and diplomatic engagements in the Middle East and events that will continue to shape the world for years to come. What are the lessons learned, and how is the United States positioned to meet its goals?

11:30am Washington DC

Mon, Dec 9, 2019

Emirates Mars Mission and the UAE Science and Technology Vision

On December 9, the Atlantic Council hosted H.E. Sarah Al Amiri, UAE Minister of State for Advanced Sciences, and Omar Sharaf, Project Manager for the Emirates Mars Mission, for a discussion of the UAE Science and Technology Vision and the latest developments in the Emirates Mars Mission.

9:00am Washington DC

Thu, Nov 21, 2019

Roundtable with KRG Head of Foreign Relations Department Safeen Dizayee

The Atlantic Council’s Iraq Initiative hosted a private discussion with the Kurdistan Regional Government’s top diplomat to discuss recent events in Iraq.

10:00am Washington DC

Fri, Nov 1, 2019

Iraq’s political and energy outlook

On November 1, the Atlantic Council’s Iraq Initiative and Global Energy Center hosted an event on what’s next for Iraq amidst historic protests.

9:00am Washington DC

Wed, Oct 16, 2019

Iranian Public Opinion Under US Sanctions

The panel discussion on the public opinion data gathered in Iran by the Center for International and Security Studies at Maryland, over the past six months. The panel took a closer look at Iranian attitudes to a broad set of issues, including Iran’s regional influence, Iranian relations with the West, and the Iranian nuclear deal.

10:00am Washington DC

Tue, Oct 8, 2019

New strategic visions and power competition in the Middle East

Experts including General Joseph Votel and Assistant Secretary David Schenker discuss new strategic visions and power competition in the Middle East.

9:00am Washington DC

Tue, Oct 1, 2019

The struggle for inclusive citizenship in Arab countries

A preview of the forthcoming 2019 Arab Human Development Report along with some preliminary survey results, conducted in twelve Arab countries, was followed by a panel discussion.

2:00pm Washington DC

Fri, Sep 13, 2019

Hezbollah and Iran’s Illicit Financial Networks

Topics of discussion included Hezbollah’s global network of financiers and the Trump Administration’s maximum pressure campaign against Iran.

1:00pm Washington DC

Tue, Sep 10, 2019

A conversation with Iraqi Ambassador Fareed Yasseen

The Atlantic Council’s Iraq Initiative hosted a conversation with Iraqi Ambassador Fareed Yasseen.

12:00pm

Tue, Aug 6, 2019

Public Event with Iraqi MP Sarkawt Shamsulddin

On August 6, the Atlantic Council Iraq Initiative hosted Iraqi Council of Representatives Member Sarkawt Shamsulddin for a public event. In 2018, Shamsulddin became the youngest member of the Iraqi parliament, securing the top position of the New Generation Movement in Sulaymaniyah Province. He is now one of the leaders of The Future parliamentary bloc […]

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