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Nov. 10: US Challenges in Iraq and the Muslim World

“Debate” between Zaineb Istrabadi (Iraqi American professor at IU and a real expert on the Middle East) and John Clark (mock expert)

When: Thursday 10 November 3:00-4:30 PM

Where: Glendale Mall OASIS 6101 North Keystone Ave Indianapolis

Iraq is, of course, the most urgent issue for US foreign policy. Will that country’s steps toward democracy continue, and perhaps even set off the sort of “domino effect” that we saw when East European dictatorships toppled one after another in 1989? Or will it keep the US mired indefinitely? Iraq is a grand experiment, an effort (in part) to impose democracy on a country by force. Success or failure will determine how the US relates to the Middle East and the world.

For more information about the discusison, contact me at john@sipr.org.

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