Clear Hold Build are the three principle components to defeat ISIS in Iraq and Syria. While military strategies are being finalized, holding the ground and rebuilding areas liberated from ISIS are the secrets to long term success. The panel addressed the vying interests and conflicts that could undermine these efforts, while rebuilding trust within Iraq and Syria’s various constituencies.
Kenneth Pollack, Senior Fellow, Brookings Institution
Salman Ali Al-Jumaili, Minister of Planning, Government of Iraq
Hemin Hawrami, Head of KDP Foreign Relations Office
Saleh Muslim, Co-chair, PYD
Ryan Crocker, Former U.S. Ambassador to Iraq
Hasan Turan, Member of Parliament, Government of Iraq