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Iraq’s Next Steps

Thursday, June 21 at 7:00 pm

From America Abroad: In May, Iraqis went to the polls to elect a new national parliament. It was the first election since the defeat of ISIS in Iraq. And in a surprise turn, a coalition led by controversial cleric Muqtada al-Sadr—a staunch opponent of both U.S. and Iranian influence in Iraq—won the most seats.

On this episode, a discussion of how this will shape the next phase of Iraqi politics, and what will this mean for the US. We explore these questions in our town hall discussion at the United States Institute of Peace in Washington, DC. Anchored by Madeleine Brand.

Town Hall Moderated by Joshua Johnson Host, WAMU/NPR’s 1A
(Town Hall recorded May 21st)

Guests include:  Foreign policy experts Ken Pollack (American Enterprise Institute), Denise Natali (National Defense University), and Sarhang Hamasaeed (USIP)