1:00 pm EDT - 2:30 pm EDT

Past Event

The Case for Soft Partition in Iraq

Thursday, July 05, 2007

1:00 pm - 2:30 pm EDT

Johns Hopkins SAIS Nitze Building
Kenney Auditorium

1740 Massachusetts Ave., N.W.
Washington, DC

On July 5, the Saban Center for Middle East Policy and the Johns Hopkins Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) held a forum featuring Michael O’Hanlon, senior fellow at Brookings and Edward Joseph, SAIS visiting scholar. O’Hanlon and Joseph are the authors of a Saban Center policy paper titled “The Case for Soft Partition in Iraq.”

In their analysis paper, O’Hanlon and Joseph argue that if the U.S. troop surge and the related effort to broker political accommodation through the existing coalition government of Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki fail, soft partition may be the only means of avoiding an intensification of the civil war and growing threat of a regional conflagration.

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