Publications

  • Policy Analysis
    IraqIdentity Politics and Sectarianization

    Iraq’s Opposition Builds a Blueprint for Dismantling a Corrupt Sectarian System

    Jun 28, 2022Zahraa Alribeawi

    Iraqi politicians’ continued failure to form a functioning government calls for a reexamination of the country’s current political system, al-muhasasa al-ta'if…

  • Policy Analysis
    LevantProtests and Activism

    The Political Transformation of Protest Movements in Iraq and Lebanon

    Jun 24, 2022Zeidon Alkinani

    Despite the limited achievements of Iraq and Lebanon's recently-established protest movements compared to their stated objectives, the movements’ small gains m…

  • Policy Analysis
    IraqIdentity Politics and Sectarianization

    Iraq’s Government Formation Hindered by Intra-Group Political Competitions

    May 2, 2022Zeidon Alkinani

    Zeidon Alkinani argues that the current political deadlock in Iraq in choosing a president and a prime minister is fueled by intra-group competitions in the Sh…

  • Policy Analysis
    IraqDemocracy and Governance

    Iraq Awaits the End of Its Political Deadlock

    Apr 18, 2022Rend Al-Rahim

    In Iraq’s parliamentary elections last October, the Sadrist Movement led by the Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr emerged as the largest bloc with 73 seats. Its clos…

Multimedia

  • Event Video
    IraqDemocracy and Governance

    Unpacking Iraq’s Parliamentary Elections: Significance, Outcomes, and Implications

    Oct 13, 2021

    On October 13, Arab Center Washington DC (ACW) hosted a virtual panel titled “Unpacking Iraq’s Parliamentary Elections: Significance, Outcomes, and Implication…

  • Event Video
    SyriaConflicts and Conflict Resolution

    Conflicts and Great Power Competition: Iraq, Libya, Syria and Yemen

    Sep 15, 2021

    The third panel of our sixth annual conference covers some of the ongoing conflicts in the region and explores the role of global and regional players across t…

  • Expert Interview
    IraqDemocracy and Governance

    Iraq Today and Future Prospects

    Mar 19, 2020

    Imad K. Harb interviews Abbas Kadhim discussing Iraq today and future prospects.

Webinars & Events

  • Webinar
    IraqDemocracy and Governance

    Unpacking Iraq’s Parliamentary Elections: Significance, Outcomes, and Implications

    Oct 13, 2021 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM ET

    Arab Center Washington DC organized a webinar to discuss the results of the Iraqi parliamentary elections of 2021 and their local, regional, and international …

  • Panel Discussions
    The Arabian Peninsula and The GulfUS Foreign Policy

    Deconstructing the Soleimani Killing: Implications for the Region and Beyond

    Jan 10, 2020

    On January 16, 2020, Arab Center Washington DC (ACW) convened a panel at the National Press Club to address the US killing of Iran’s Major General Qassem Solei…

  • Panel Discussions
    EgyptDemocracy and Governance

    Arab Elections and Democracy: Between Authoritarianism, Conflict, and Sectarianism

    May 30, 2018

    Arab Center Washington DC (ACW) convened a panel to discuss elections in the Arab world focusing on Egypt, Iraq, Lebanon, and Tunisia

Experts

Abdulwahab Al-Qassab
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Abdulwahab Al-Qassab

Visiting Fellow
Charles W. Dunne
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Charles W. Dunne

Non-resident Fellow
Dina Khoury
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Dina Khoury

Professor of History
Joe Macaron
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Joe Macaron

Former Resident Fellow
Zeidon Alkinani
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Zeidon Alkinani

Non-resident Fellow