ISW Capitol Hill Event: Iraq Elections

Moderated by Kimberly Kagan, ISW President.


ISW Capitol Hill Event: Iraq Elections
Thursday, February 12, 2009
12:00 noon
ISW Conference Room Dirksen Senate Office Building Room 430 (Senate H.E.L.P. Committee Hearing Room)
Please join The Institute for the Study of War (ISW) for a lunch event to discuss the recent elections in Iraq and ISW's latest Iraq Report, Diyala Provincial Election: Maliki & the IIP, by ISW Research Analyst Claire Russo.  In the report, Russo examines how Sunni and Shia political movements have battled for control of Diyala, and how Prime Minister Nouri al Maliki has tried to consolidate his own power in the process.  Lunch will be provided.
To attend this event, please RSVP here or e-mail Jared Young at [email protected] or by calling 202-293-5550.

Claire Russo holds a Bachelor's Degree in International Politics from Tulane University. While at Tulane, she studied counterinsurgency operations, American foreign policy, and Arab language and culture. Claire served in the Marine Corps for four years as an Intelligence Officer. In 2006, she deployed to Fallujah, Iraq.


Kimberly Kagan is a military historian who has taught at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, Yale University, Georgetown University, and American University. She is currently an affiliate of the Olin Institute for Strategic Studies at Harvard University. Dr. Kagan previously held an Olin Postdoctoral Fellowship in Military History at Yale International Security Studies in 2004-2005 and was a National Security Fellow at Harvard's Olin Institute for Strategic Studies in 2002-2003. She is the author of The Eye of Command (University of Michigan Press, 2006) and editor of The Imperial Moment (under contract with Harvard University Press). She received her Ph.D. in History from Yale University.  Dr. Kagan recently published Iranian Influence in the Levant, Iraq and Afghanistan, Don't Short-Circuit the Surge, and Iraq's Remarkable Election in the Wall Street Journal, and The Patton of Counter-Insurgency in the Weekly Standard.


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<p>Iraqi men wait in line at the polling station to vote in Samarra, Iraq, Jan. 31, 2009. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Kani Ronningen/Released)</p>
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