Public Event: "Iraq's Political Crisis" (Capitol Hill)

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Event Date: 
May 25, 2010
The Capitol Building HC-8


Event: Iraq’s Political Crisis

You are cordially invited to a briefing this Tuesday, May 25th, on Capitol Hill regarding the ongoing political crisis in Iraq.
Iraq's Ambassador to the U.S. and regional experts from Brookings and ISW will offer their analysis on the challenges facing government formation and the consequences of recent political developments. Questions include: what are the implications of the recent announcement of a broad Shi’a alliance? What are the impacts of government formation on the U.S. troop withdrawal? How are neighboring countries affecting political outcomes inside Iraq?
Opening remarks:     Ambassador Samir Shakir Sumaida'ie
                                            Ambassador of Iraq to the United States 
Panelists:                  Dr. Kenneth Pollack
                                 Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution
                                 Director, Saban Center for Middle East Policy
                                 Dr. Kimberly Kagan
                                 President, Institute for the Study of War
         Marisa Cochrane Sullivan
                                 Research Director, Institute for the Study of War
Date:                        Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Time:                        2:30 – 4:00 PM EST
                                 “Iraq’s Political Crisis” presentation
Location:                  The Capitol Building
                                 (Enter through the South Capitol doors for easiest access)
RSVP:                       Maggie Rackl, ISW
                                 (202) 293-5550
*This event is on-the-record.*