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Understanding Iraqi Public Opinion on Democracy and Governance in 2021

June 24, 2021 • 2:00 – 3:00 pm EDT

Dissatisfaction in Iraq reached its peak in October 2019, when protesters went to the streets to express their frustration at the Iraqi political system. After the resignation of Adil Abdul Mahdi, the new government under Prime Minister Mustafa al-Kadhimi is now faced with the challenge to restore trust in Iraqi public institutions. To gauge the current state of key attitudes in Iraq, the Iraqi Opinion Thermometer (IOT) is a long-term project aimed at analyzing and understanding the public opinion in Iraq toward democracy and governance in the country.

Please join the CSIS Burke Chair on Thursday, June 24th at 2pm as Dr. Munqith Dagher and Dr. Karl Kaltenthaler present findings from a major series of public opinion surveys and analyses of Iraqi public opinion. Dr. Dagher and Dr. Kaltenthaler will then join Dr. Anthony H. Cordesman for a discussion on the report's findings. Please submit your online questions via the button on the events page. We will incorporate your audience questions into the Q&A session.

This event is made possible through general support to CSIS.

Anthony H. Cordesman

Anthony H. Cordesman

Former Emeritus Chair in Strategy
Senior Associate (Non-resident), Arleigh A. Burke Chair in Strategy
Director of the Center for Intelligence and Security Studies, University of Akron