Iraq: Unity and Diversity (October 2007)

Categories: Regional Policy Dialogues

Deep sectarian divides and different visions for Iraq’s future continue to widen rifts within Iraqi society and make advances in governance, economic progress, and stability all the more fragile.  Participants discussed Iraqi national identity, the perspective of Iraq’s neighbors, the impact of the current war on domestic politics and economics and the future of Iraq as a unitary state.  Co-organized by The American Academic Research Institute in Iraq (TAARII), this dialogue event included specialists who bridge various disciplines from Iraq, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Syria, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, France, Norway, the United Kingdom and the United States.