Publications

  • Policy Analysis
    IraqRegional Relations and Geopolitics

    Depoliticizing Iraq-Gulf Relations Through Soccer

    Jan 11, 2023Zeidon Alkinani

    Iraq is defying its reputation and fighting against all odds in its attempt to depoliticize its regional image through the use of soccer. Between January 6 and…

  • Policy Analysis
    IraqRegional Relations and Geopolitics

    Iraq’s Foreign Policy Balancing Act Is Likely to Continue

    Despite the support that Iraq’s new prime minister, Mohammed Shia’ al-Sudani, has received from pro-Iran factions in the Iraqi Parliament, he is likely to purs…

  • Policy Analysis
    IraqDemocracy and Governance

    Challenges and Prospects Facing the New Government in Iraq

    Nov 8, 2022Rend Al-Rahim

    Twelve months of high drama in Iraqi politics finally ended on October 27, with the investiture of a new government headed by Mohammed Shia’ al-Sudani. Two wee…

  • Policy Analysis
    TurkeySecurity and Defense

    Turkey’s Self-Fulfilling Prophecy in Iraq

    Sep 28, 2022Mustafa Gurbuz

    Head of Turkey's National Intelligence Organization Hakan Fidan’s recent visit to Baghdad was an attempt to heal wounds that were opened during a diplomatic ro…

Multimedia

  • Expert Interview
    IraqIdentity Politics and Sectarianization

    Iraq’s Political Stalemate Leads to Bloodshed

    Aug 31, 2022

    In the last few weeks, Iraq has witnessed significant and dangerous developments that are likely to impact the country's future political and economic progress…

  • 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…

Webinars & Events

  • Webinar
    IraqDemocracy and Governance

    Iraq at a Crossroads: Challenges and Prospects Facing the New Government

    Dec 1, 2022

    Experts discuss the future of the new Iraqi government, challenges facing the country, and the impact of Prime Minister al-Sudani's government on regional and …

  • 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…

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
Mustafa Gurbuz
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Mustafa Gurbuz

Non-resident Fellow
Zeidon Alkinani
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Zeidon Alkinani

Non-resident Fellow