Political Stability in Iraq: Risks, Threats and Opportunities
The elections held in Iraq on 10 October 2021 have a special importance as it is the first early Parliamentary election held after 2003. Because the October demonstrations, which led to the resignation of the government, caused a movement towards reshaping the politics in Iraq. However, for the first time, political formations consisting of demonstrative movements gained representation in the Parliament. However, for the first time, political formations consisting of demonstrative movements gained representation in the Parliament. However, the fact that the new government could not be formed despite the time passed after the elections creates a wearing effect on the political mechanism and pushes the country towards a new crisis spiral. On the other hand, the possibility of new fractures in the context of the relationship between politics and society increases. However, the presence of terrorist organizations PKK and ISIS in the country constitutes a separate risk factor.
From this point of view, a panel will be held under the moderation of ORSAM Deputy Director İsmail Numan Telci. US National Defense University Institute for National Strategy Studies Strategic Research Director Denise Natali, Republic of Türkiye Ministry of Foreign Affairs Deputy Directorate General for Relations with Iraq Anıl Bora İnan, Iraqi National Security Undersecretariat Nahrain Center former Head Hamza Shareef, and ORSAM Iraq Studies Coordinator Bilgay Duman, ORSAM Iraq Studies Coordinator will be speakers.
Turkish - English simultaneous translation will be available.
Date: May 13, 2022 - Friday
Venue: ORSAM Conference Hall
Ismail Numan Telci, Deputy Director of ORSAM
Denise Natali, Director of INSS – CSR at US National Defense University
Anıl Bora Inan, Deputy Directorate General for Relations with Iraq
Hamza Shareef, Former Director of Nahrain Center
Bilgay Duman, ORSAM Iraq Studies Coordinator