The Future of US-Iraq Relations


Featured Presenter:

Ellen Laipson
President, The Stimson Center  



Charles W. Dunne
Scholar, Middle East Institute

Nabil Al-Tikriti
Associate Professor of History, University of Mary Washington

Manal Omar
Officer, Grant Program, United States Institute of Peace

About the report:

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 the fields including education, health, environment, and trade.

There are many uncertainties about Iraq’s future course, and its foreign policy in the region towards the United States. However, ties between Washington and Baghdad are likely to be a priority for both countries for the foreseeable future. This report examines the recent trends in US-Iraq relations and considers how continued engagement will affect the national interests and explores issues in the relationship in the coming years.

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