GEO-POLITICAL DYNAMICS (III): IRAN AND IRAQ
The Hon. Ronald Neumann, former U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan, Algeria, and Bahrain; Political Advisor, Coalition Provisional Authority/United States Embassy in Baghdad, United States Department of State; and President, The American Academy of Diplomacy
Dr. Judith Yaphe, Distinguished Research Fellow, Institute for National Strategic Studies, National Defense University; and author, inter alia, ofGovernment and Politics of the Middle East; Reassessing the Implications of a Nuclear-Armed Iran; Turbulent Transition in Iraq: Can It Succeed?; Political Reconstruction in Iraq: A Reality Check; U.S. Policy in Post-Saddam Iraq: Lessons from the British Experience; Iraq at the Crossroads: State and Society in the Shadow of Regime Change; and The Middle East in 2015: The Impact of Regional Trends on U.S. Strategic Planning
Dr. Trita Parsi, President, National American Iranian Affairs Council; author, The Treacherous Alliance: The Secret Dealings of Israel, Iran, and the U.S.; and Adjunct Professor, School of Advanced International Studies, The Johns Hopkins University, Washington, D.C.
Dr. Edmund Ghareeb, Mustafa Barzani Scholar of Global Kurdish Studies, American University; author, The Kurdish Nationalist Movement, The Kurdish Question in Iraq, and War in the Gulf (co-author); and editor, Split Vision: The Portrayal of Arabs in the American Media
Dr. Kenneth Katzman, Senior Middle East Affairs Specialist, Congressional Research Service; and author, The Warriors of Islam: Iran’s Revolutionary Guard