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Friday, June 20, 2014

CSPAN to Cover Live ATFP's Iraq Crisis Panel, Monday, June 23, 2014 -National Press Club- Washington DC


Iraq in Crisis: Local and Regional Implications
The shocking fall of Mosul and the dissolution of three Iraqi army divisions raise many questions that cannot be explained by merely focusing on ISIL. The ongoing security and political crisis in Iraq is a microcosm of many issues and dynamics facing the broader Middle East, which it reflects and, in turn, will strongly influence. The progress and ultimate resolution of the Iraq crisis will have profound strategic implications not only for Iraq itself, but also for much of the region.

This ATFP panel will examine some of the questions surrounding the current state of events on the ground, the motivations and interests of the various actors and their regional connections. It will look at the various regional players’ interests in Iraq itself, and also in the context of a complex regional landscape that includes the ongoing conflict in Syria and the Iranian nuclear negotiations. Finally, the panel will examine how the crisis in Iraq will impact US interests and policies in both Iraq and the wider Middle East region.

WHAT:
ATFP Panel Discussion
Iraq in Crisis: Local and Regional Implications

WHO:
Jon B. Alterman, Zbigniew Brzezinski Chair in Global Security and Geostrategy and director of the Middle East Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies
Peter R. Mansoor, U.S. Army (Retired), General Raymond E. Mason, Jr. Chair of Military History, Ohio State University
Mazin Al-Eshaiker, Chairman of the Injah Development Center, a Baghdad-based economic think tank
Ziad J. Asali, ATFP President (moderator)

WHEN:
Monday, June 23
Registration at 8:30 AM, Event at 9:00-11 AM

WHERE:
Murrow Room, National Press Club
529 14th St. NW, 13th Floor
Washington, DC 20045

SPEAKERS:
Dr. Peter Mansoor, Colonel, U.S. Army (Retired), is the General Raymond E. Mason, Jr. Chair of Military History and the Ohio State University. He assumed this position in September 2008 after a 26 year career in the U.S. Army that culminated in his service in Iraq as the executive officer to General David Petraeus, the Commanding General of Multi-National Force-Iraq, during the period of the surge in 2007-2008. He is the author of numerous books and articles including Baghdad at Sunrise: A Brigade Commander’s War in Iraq (2008), Surge: My Journey with General David Petraeus and the Remaking of the Iraq War (2013) and The GI Offensive in Europe: The Triumph of American Infantry Divisions, 1941-1945 (1999).

Dr. Jon B. Alterman holds the Zbigniew Brzezinski Chair in Global Security and Geostrategy and is director of the Middle East Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies. Prior to joining CSIS in 2002, he served as a member of the Policy Planning Staff at the U.S. Department of State and as a special assistant to the assistant secretary of state for Near Eastern affairs. He is a member of the Chief of Naval Operations Executive Panel and served as an expert adviser to the Iraq Study Group (also known as the Baker-Hamilton Commission). In addition to his policy work, he teaches Middle Eastern studies at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and the George Washington University.

Mr. Mazin Al-Eshaiker is the chairman of the Injah Development Center, a Baghdad-based economic think tank, and an Economic Advisor to the Iraqi National Congress. Between 2005-2007, he served as Special and Economic Advisor at the Prime Minister's Office in Baghdad.  Prior to that, he was an active member of the Iraqi pro-democracy movement since 1992.  Mr. Al-Eshaiker managed several corporations in Iraq and California including Motorola in Baghdad, and most recently ICM Corporation. He holds a BSEE and an MBA.

MODERATOR:
Ziad J. Asali, M.D., is the President and founder of the American Task Force on Palestine, a non-profit, non-partisan organization established in 2003 and based in Washington, DC. Since 2000, Dr. Asali has assumed full-time leadership roles in several Arab-American organizations. He served as the President of the Arab-American University Graduates (AAUG) from 1993-1995, and was Chairman of the American Committee on Jerusalem (ACJ), which he co-founded, from 1995-2003. He has contributed and written for a variety of both domestic and international publications including The Los Angeles Times, The Washington Post, Ha'aretz and The Daily Star, as well as providing wide ranging television commentary and interviews.

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  1. http://www.c-span.org/video/?320110-1/violence-iraq

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