The United States Institute of Peace hosted Iraqi Prime Minister H.E. Mr. Noori al-Maliki for public remarks and a discussion on U.S.-Iraq relations, and the current challenges facing Iraq and the region, October 31st, 2013.
Iraq has made significant progress since the last of U.S. troops left the country in December 2011, but continues to face serious challenges. Iraq’s economy became stronger, provincial and regional elections were organized, and the country has made steady steps toward regaining its regional and international stature. At the same time, the country is struggling with high levels of violence and other spillover effects from Syria, as it tries to hold national elections in 2014 and find a workable common vision of governance.
To discuss these matters and more, USIP held an event at 10:00-11:30am on October 31, 2013 at USIP’s Headquarters in Washington D.C. Continue the conversation on Twitter with @USIP, @IraqiEmbassyUSA, and #USIPIraq.
Jim Marshall, Opening Remarks and Moderator
President, U.S. Institute of Peace
Amb. Beth Jones, Introductory Remarks
Acting Assistant Secretary of State – Near Eastern Affairs
H.E. Noori al-Maliki, Keynote Remarks
Prime Minister of Republic of Iraq