We will continue to monitor and assess the prospects for US-Iraq relations, and for Iraq’s re-integration in the Middle East. Supporting the development of Iraqi civil society and independent analysis in Iraq on security issues is an enduring interest of the Southwest Asia program. We have conducted workshops for Iraqi think tanks and NGO leaders, and plan to host Iraqi interns and visiting fellows in 2011 and beyond.
Ellen Laipson meets with Iraqi Diplomats in May 2010 to discuss the future of US Iraq relations.
The Future of US Iraq Relations, April 2010
An important transition is underway in the official relationship between the United States and Iraq. Since late 2008, relations have been governed by two agreements: one related to the planned withdrawal of US forces from Iraq by 2011, and one that sets a strategic framework for the future of US-Iraq relations and for broad cooperation in fields including education, health, environment, and trade. This report examines the recent trends in US-Iraq relations …Read More »
At this critical juncture in Iraq’s history, the Stimson Center and the Centre for International Governance Innovation are partnering to explore the linkages between Iraqi reconstruction, security and a political process of national reconciliation involving all Iraqis.This project, entitled Iraq’s New Reality, includes a series of workshops held in Canada and the United States, gathering leading experts to examine a set of key issues.