Fifth Annual Sulaimani Forum Proceedings

Now in its fifth year, the Sulaimani Forum is a high-level policy conference that explores issues facing the Middle East region, with a particular focus on Iraq and the Kurdistan Region. Over the course of two days, scholars, experts, and policymakers from around the world convene to discuss current trends, pressing challenges, and points of conflict in the Middle East. The Sulaimani Forum presents an annual opportunity to bring together the main stakeholders in regional affairs to hold intellectual, political and strategic debates of great relevance in today’s world.

Held at the heart of the Middle East, the Sulaimani Forum is a unique space for innovative policy dialogue. Each year, it tackles both Iraq-specific security issues and pressing global questions, from a regional standpoint. It explores relations between the MIddle East and “the west” as well as regional geopolitics. Participants, in this context, gather annually to identify avenues for change by challenging and rethinking established perspectives. The Sulaimani Forum’s mission is to offer blueprints for concrete, long-term, positive change in the Middle East.

Click here or on the image below to download the 2017 Sulaimani Forum proceedings.