Thursday, August 11, 2005
US Institute of Peace
Iraq Working Group
In the aftermath of the Iraq war, new stressors were unleashed. Manifested in four broad categories – people, oil, free market dynamics, and security – they require careful management to ensure Kirkuk and likely the rest of Iraq doesn’t fracture along several different seams. There are many questions surrounding this management:
How does one deal with the challenges of adjudicating claims, reconciling old disputes and building a foundation for the future cooperation of Kirkuk’s various ethnic groups?
What kind of role will Kirkuk's oil reserves play in Iraq's economic future?
How will the unleashing of free market dynamics in Iraq affect Kirkuk?
How will security threats inhibit the movement of Iraqis through the region, the resurrection of the oil industry and the success of any economic investment?
Wayne KelleyManaging Director, RSK [UK] Limited
Ali N. SalhiChairman, Free Officers MovementChairman, Kirkuk's Economical Development
Judith YapheSenior Fellow, Institute for National Strategic StudiesNational Defense University
Daniel SerwerModerator, Vice President and Director, Peace and Stability Operations, U.S. Institute of Peace
Focus on IraqInstitute resources on Iraq.
Turkey and Iraq: The Perils (and Prospects) of ProximityA Special Report from the Iraq and Its Neighbors series.
Iraq Web LinksResources and links from the Library's Digital Collection.
Kirkuk: A Potential Iraq Hot Spot Needs U.S. Attention NowInstitute Newsbyte
Avoiding Violence in Kirkuk Requires Settling Property Disputes QuicklyInstitute Newsbyte