May 1, 2015 - The rise of the Kurds as a key player in the fight against the Islamic State has put U.S. relations with the governments in Baghdad and Ankara to the test. If the U.S. collaborates with the Kurds with greater intensity and in broader areas of policy in the coming years, how will this affect U.S.-Turkish and U.S.-Iraqi relations? What will the implications be for the Kurdistan Regional Government?
The Middle East Institute's Center for Turkish Studies was pleased to host a panel discussion on these and other aspects of the challenges and opportunities in U.S. relations with Turkey and with Iraq in light of the growing regional influence of the Kurds.
Speakers: Mohammed Shareef, Denise Natali, Gönül Tol, and moderator Daniel Serwer.