The Middle East Institute's Center for Turkish Studies is proud to host Qubad Talabani, Charles Dunne, Can Oguz, and Gonul Tol for a discussion on Turkey's engagement in Iraq and its ramifications for US policy. In the aftermath of the US withdrawal from Iraq, vital US interests - including improving regional stability, limiting Iranian influence, maintaining an independent Iraq and preventing Iraq from becoming a haven for international terrorists - are still at stake in Iraq and the region. Turkey, as an increasingly important regional actor, is one of the major stakeholders and plays an essential role in post-US Iraq. Our panelists will address key questions pertaining to this issue, including: do Turkish and US interests in Iraq clash or converge? What role can Turkey and its new engagement in Iraq play in achieving US interests? Please join us for a timely and informative discussion on Turkey-Iraq-KRG-US relations in the aftermath of US withdrawal from Iraq.
Speakers: Qubad Talabani, Charles Dunne, Can Oguz, Dr. Gönül Tol