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January 3, 2014

Lebanon
Hezbollah

Hezbollah’s long-standing resistance to Israel gained this Lebanon-based Shiite political party and militant group broad support, but its involvement in Syria’s civil war may jeopardize its domestic …

Lebanese Hezbollah supporters gesture as they march during a religious procession to mark Ashura in Beirut

October 28, 2008

Iraq
Transparency and Surpluses in Iraq’s Oil-Dependent Budget

An official at the U.S. Government Accountability Office says Iraq will retain a healthy budget surplus in spite of falling oil prices. He also notes that auditors’ access to Iraq’s finances could be…

October 10, 2008

Emerging Markets
Minister Says Iraq Has No Budget Surplus, Worries over Reconstruction

Iraq’s finance minister asserts his country does not have a surplus of funds and expresses concern about the potential impact of the global financial crisis, and falling oil prices, on Iraq.

October 8, 2008

Iraq
C. Peter McColough Series on International Economics featuring Baqir Jabr al-Zubeidi

The C. Peter McColough Series is presented by the Corporate Program and the Maurice R. Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies.

October 8, 2008

Iraq
C. Peter McColough Series on International Economics: Creating a Sound Economic System in Iraq

JEFFREY R. SHAFER:  If I may have your attention, please, as you're finishing up your lunch.  I'm Jeff Shafer from Citi, and it's my privilege today to preside over this council meeting where our gu…

October 8, 2008

Iraq
C. Peter McColough Series on International Economics: A Conversation with Baqir Jabr al-Zubeidi

Watch Iraqi Minister of Finance Baqir Jabr al-Zubeidi discuss the situation in Iraq and necessary steps for improvement in the country.

May 16, 2008

Iraq
Muqtada al-Sadr

The anti-American cleric Muqtada al-Sadr, virtually unknown before the collapse of Saddam Hussein’s government, has leveraged his family name to become one of the most influential Shiite leaders in m…

July 11, 2006

Iraq
A Conversation with Fouad Ajami

Watch Fouad Ajami discuss his book The Foreigner's Gift: The Americans, the Arabs, and the Iraqis in Iraq as part of the Council's Iraq: The Way Forward Series.

July 11, 2006

Iraq
A Conversation with Fouad Ajami

5:30 – 6:15 p.m. Reception & Book Signing6:15 – 7:15 p.m. MeetingPlease note special time. This meeting is part of the "Iraq: The Way Forward" series.Members may bring a guest to this event.

June 5, 2006

Iraq
The Emerging Shia Crescent Symposium: Implications for U.S. Policy in the Middle East

RICHARD N. HAASS:  If those standing will sit, if those seated will stay seated—let me welcome you to the third and final panel of this extravaganza.One of the many ways in which I was—I’ve been rem…