Iraq in a Hard Place: Iraqi Political Developments and U.S. Forces Beyond 2011

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Stephanie Robson (202) 293-5550 x210 [email protected]

MEDIA ADVISORY The Institute for the Study of War Invites you to attend a press breakfast briefing to discuss:

Featuring Marisa Cochrane Sullivan, ISW Deputy Director and Director of Research, and Ramzy Mardini, Iraq Research Analyst, ISW

Please join Institute for the Study of War analysts Marisa Sullivan and Ramzy Mardini as they discuss their recent 3-week visit to Iraq to meet with key leaders across the political spectrum including Prime Minister Nouri al-Maliki, President Jalal Talabani, Iraqiyya leader Dr. Ayad Allawi, and many others.

They will discuss recent political developments in Iraq, the debate on the extension of U.S. forces, the status of government formation and national partnership as well as the recent increase in attacks on U.S. forces. Sullivan and Mardini will also address the regional dynamics affecting Iraq.

Wednesday, July 20th 2011

TIME:9:00 – 10:30am

Breakfast will be served.

LOCATION: ISW, 1400 16thSt NW, Suite 515, Washington, D.C. 20036

Remarks will be on the record.

R.S.V.P to Maggie Rackl at [email protected] or by phone at 202. 293.5550 by Tuesday, July 19th