Category Archives: Iraq

Geo-Political Dynamics (I): The Endgame in Iraq – 2010 Arab-U.S. Policymakers Conference

GEO-POLITICAL DYNAMICS (I):
The Endgame in Iraq

CHAIR:

Mr. Charles Dunne – Resident Scholar with the Middle East Institute; former Foreign Policy Adviser to the J-5, Director of Strategic Plans and Policy of the Joint Staff at the Pentagon; former Director for Iraq at the National Security Council.

SPEAKERS:

Dr. Michel Gabaudan − President, Refugees International

Mr. Michael Corbin − Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Iraq, Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs

Ms. Manal Omar – Director of Iraq Programs, Center for Post-Conflict Peace and Stability Operations, United States Institute of Peace

Mr. Brian Katulis – Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress

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Geo-Political Dynamics (III): Iraq’s Return to Sovereignty – 2009 Arab-U.S. Policymakers Conference


“GEO-POLITICAL DYNAMICS (III):
IRAQ’S RETURN TO SOVEREIGNTY”

 

 

Geo-Political Dynamics (III): Iraq’s Return to Sovereignty – 2009 Arab-U.S. Policymakers Conference from NCUSAR on Vimeo.

Chair: Dr. John Duke Anthony – Founding President and CEO, National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations.

Speakers:

H.E. Samir Sumaida’ie − Ambassador of the Republic of Iraq to the United States; Permanent Representative of Iraq to the United Nations (2004-2006); former Minister of Interior;  former member of Governing Council in Iraq – Chairman, Governing Council   Media Committee; and Member, Governing Council Security, Finance, and Foreign Relations Committees.

Dr. Rochelle Davis − Assistant Professor of Arab Culture and Society (Anthropology), Center for Contemporary Arab Studies, Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University.  Author of, among other works, “Cultural Sensitivity in Military Occupation: The U.S. Military in Iraq,” in Anthropology and Global Counterinsurgency, forthcoming from University of Chicago Press.

Dr. Joseph C. Moynihan − Vice President, Northrop Grumman Electronics Systems with specific responsibility to lead the Electronic Systems Sector’s business development efforts in the Northeast Region of the United States; former Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems Chief Executive for the Arab World and Africa from regional offices located in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates (UAE); former, Executive Assistant to the Chairman, Emirates Center for Strategic Studies and Research, Abu Dhabi, UAE; and Member, Board of Directors, National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations.

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A Conversation with H.E. Samir Shakir M. Sumaida’ie, Ambassador of the Republic of Iraq to the United States

December 16, 2008
Ronald Reagan Building & International Trade Center, Washington, DC

Featured Speaker:

H.E. Samir Shakir M. Sumaida’ie

Moderator:

Dr. John Duke Anthony, Founding President and CEO, National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations

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WASHINGTON REPORT ON MIDDLE EAST AFFAIRS RECAP

Geo-Political Dynamics (III): Iran and Iraq – 2008 Arab-U.S. Policymakers Conference

“GEO-POLITICAL DYNAMICS (III): IRAN AND IRAQ

Chair: Dr. John Duke Anthony President and CEO, National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations.

Speakers: Lt. Gen. Brent Scowcroft (USAF, Ret.) President and Founder of The Scowcroft Group; former National Security Advisor to Presidents Gerald Ford and George H.W. Bush; concluded a twenty-nine year military career that began with graduation West Point at the rank of Air Force Lieutenant General serving as Deputy National Security Advisor; former Director, Kissinger Associates.

General Joseph P. Hoar (USMC, Ret.) − former Commander in Chief, U.S. Central Command, with responsibility for planning and operations for twenty-seven (27) countries in the Middle East, Central Asia, South Asia, and the Horn of Africa. Following his retirement the military, General Hoar formed the consulting firm of J.P. Hoar & Associates, which is engaged in business development in the Middle East and Africa.

Mr. Wayne White − Adjunct Scholar, Middle East Institute and  Policy Expert, Middle East Policy Council; former Deputy Director of the Near East and South Asia Office, Bureau of Intelligence and Research, U.S. Department of State.

Dr. Kenneth Katzman Senior Middle East Affairs Specialist, Congressional Research Service, United States Congress.   Author of numerous and regularly updated briefing reports for Members of the United States Congress on Afghanistan, Iran, Iraq, the Arab-Israeli conflict, and the GCC region.

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Lt. Gen. Brent Scowcroft (USAF, Ret.) AUDIO (.mp3)

General Joseph P. Hoar (USMC, Ret.) AUDIO (.mp3)

Mr. Wayne White AUDIO (.mp3)

Dr. Kenneth Katzman AUDIO (.mp3)

AUDIO FROM PANEL Q & A (.mp3)

Geo-Political Dynamics (III): Iran and Iraq – 2007 Arab-U.S. Policymakers Conference

GEO-POLITICAL DYNAMICS (III): IRAN AND IRAQ

Chair: 

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

Speakers: 

Dr. Judith Yaphe, Distinguished Research Fellow, Institute for National Strategic Studies, National Defense University; and author, inter alia, ofGovernment and Politics of the Middle EastReassessing the Implications of a Nuclear-Armed IranTurbulent Transition in Iraq: Can It Succeed?Political Reconstruction in Iraq: A Reality Check; U.S. Policy in Post-Saddam Iraq: Lessons from the British ExperienceIraq 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 MovementThe 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

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Iraq According to Al-Jazeerah, U.S. Senator John S. McCain, and Dr. John Duke Anthony

Iraq According to Al-Jazeerah, U.S. Senator John S. McCain, and Dr. John Duke Anthony (.pdf file).

U.S. Senator John S. McCain delivered a major address on Iraq on November 5, 2003, when he spoke to the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR). His remarks were “on the record.” The Senator’s remarks and recommendations were the subject of much comment and analysis in the mainstream American media, including the major Sunday television network talk shows. Immediately following the Senator’s address and the discussion that ensued, Qatar’s Al-Jazeerah, the Arab world’s foremost satellite television network, interviewed CFR member Dr. John Duke Anthony.

The United States and Iraq: Needs, Concerns, and Interests: A Personal Perspective

On December 17, 2002, National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations Founding President and CEO Dr. John Duke Anthony spoke to members and guests of the Baltimore Council on Foreign Affairs (bcfausa.org) on “The United States and Iraq: Needs, Concerns, and Interests: A Personal Perspective.”

Video courtesy of the Baltimore Council on Foreign Affairs.