Iraq at a Crossroads – Consolidation or Further Disintegration?

Panel on Future Iraqi Politics

January 29 Monday


January 29, 2018


Middle East Institute for Research and Strategic Studies (MEIRSS), Jounieh, Lebanon



The Middle East Institute for Research and Strategic Studies (MEIRSS) and Konrad Adenauer Foundation’s Syria/Iraq office will hold a panel discussion on challenges for Iraq's political future.

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On December 9, 2017, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi declared final victory over the terror group Islamic State (IS), which controlled large areas of Iraq for the past three years. The strong political fragmentation and the ongoing conflict between the Iraqi central government and the Kurdistan Region (KRI), however, continue to destabilize the country. With elections scheduled for May 2018, Baghdad faces the challenge to consolidate its control over Iraq, stabilize the economy and to revive the dialogue with the Kurds after their independence referendum in 2017. Iraq is at the crossroads in 2018: Will Iraq experience a phase of political consolidation or further disintegration?

The KAS Syria/Iraq office hosts, in cooperation with the Middle East Institute for Research and Strategic Studies (MEIRSS), a panel discussion on the current and future challenges of Iraq. The event will bring together a renowned group of experts and take place on January 29, 2018 at the MEIRSS premises in Jounieh.


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Contact person

Nils Wörmer

Head of KAS office Syria/Iraq

Nils Wörmer
Phone +961 (0) 1388 061/062
Fax +961 (0) 1388 064
Languages: Deutsch,‎ English,‎ Français,‎ عربي