Iran and Iraq: The struggle for Tenable Relations

By Alexandra Kaiss and Mariah Smith, for the Atlantic Council. Any opinions expressed here are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Iraq Business News.

Iran and Iraq: The struggle for tenable relations

On July 25, the Atlantic Council's Iraq Initiative and Future of Iran Initiative hosted a virtual event titled "Iran and Iraq: The struggle for tenable relations."

Moderated by Masoud Mostajabi, associate director of Middle East Programs at the Atlantic Council, the discussion analyzed the political, economic, and cultural ties and irritants between Iran and Iraq.

The event included an introduction by Barbara Slavin, director of the Future of Iran Initiative at the Atlantic Council, and featured a panel including:

  • Abbas Kadhim, director of the Iraq Initiative at the Atlantic Council;
  • Mohsen Milani, executive director of Center for Strategic & Diplomatic Studies and professor of politics at University of South Florida;
  • Randa Slim, senior fellow and director of Conflict Resolution and Track II Dialogues Program at the Middle East Institute; and,
  • Ahmed Tabaqchali, nonresident senior fellow at the Atlantic Council.

Click here to read the full report and watch the discussion.

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