Facing the June 30 deadline for transferring power from the Coalition Provisional Authority to an interim Iraqi government, the United States is trying to cope with fallout from the Abu Ghraib prison scandal and increased attacks by insurgents. Officials are also preparing for upcoming meetings with key U.S. partners at the G-8 summit and with NATO and the European Union.
On Monday, Brookings will convene a panel of experts to examine how the political transition will affect security on the ground, public opinion in Iraq, regional stability, relations between the United States and its traditional allies, and the growing domestic debate over the longer term presence of the United States in Iraq.
Panelists will take audience questions following their remarks.
PanelistsAmatzia Baram Senior Fellow, U.S. Institute of Peace; Former Visiting Fellow, Saban Center for Middle East Policy, BrookingsIvo H. Daalder Former Brookings Expert, President - Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Former U.S. Ambassador to NATOMichael E. O’Hanlon Director of Research - Foreign Policy, Director - Strobe Talbott Center for Security, Strategy, and Technology, Co-Director - Africa Security Initiative, Senior Fellow - Foreign Policy, Strobe Talbott Center for Security, Strategy, and Technology, Philip H. Knight Chair in Defense and Strategy