Public discussion of policy toward Iraq has focused heavily on the military situation and surge, with only cursory discussion of how to reach the goals of stabilizing Iraq as a single state at peace with itself and working out political, sectarian and tribal differences through democratic means. This panel discussion will focus on the past, present and future of U.S. diplomacy within Iraq and the region. What sort of influence does the United States have, and how can it be used? What are the limitations of diplomacy? How does one connect diplomatic and military policy for greatest effect?
The American Academy of Diplomacy is pleased to partner with the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy to present this Joseph J. Sisco Memorial Forum panel discussion. The forum, established in honor of a former academy chairman, aims to stimulate public discussion on the foreign policy themes to which Sisco dedicated his career.
From left, The Honorable John D. Negroponte, former ambassador to Iraq; The Honorable Edward P. Djerejian, former ambassador to Israel and to Syria; The Honorable Ronald E. Neumann, president of the American Academy of Diplomacy and former ambassador to Afghanistan; and The Honorable Ryan C. Crocker, former ambassador to Iraq.