JINSA National Leadership Webinar:

Armed and Desperate: Iranian Proxies in Iraq

After October 10 elections resulted in Iranian-backed militias losing two-thirds of their seats in Iraq’s parliament, Iran’s proxies have grown increasingly aggressive in their efforts to preserve their power and influence. While attacking U.S. military and diplomatic personnel across Iraq has long been a staple of their playbook, over the past month the militias have increasingly directed their campaign of intimidation and violence against the Iraqi state itself, culminating over the weekend in sending mobs of supporters to storm Baghdad’s Green Zone and an assassination attempt against Iraq’s prime minister using multiple armed drones.

Join JINSA for a discussion with JINSA Senior Fellow John Hannah and AEI Distinguished Senior Fellow Danielle Pletka about Iran’s armed meddling in Iraq and the implications for Iraq’s precarious politics, the region, and U.S. interests.

This webinar will be moderated by JINSA Vice President of Policy Blaise Misztal.

Friday, November 12 – 11:00am EDT


This webinar is open exclusively to JINSA’s National Leadership and program participants, congressional and administration staff, U.S. military, the policy community, and the press.

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Danielle Pletka

Danielle Pletka is a distinguished senior fellow in foreign and defense policy studies at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI), where she focuses on US foreign policy generally and the Middle East specifically. Until January 2020, Ms. Pletka was the senior vice president of foreign and defense policy studies at AEI. Concurrently, she also teaches US Middle East policy at Georgetown University’s Walsh School of Foreign Service.

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John Hannah

John Hannah is a Senior Fellow at JINSA’s Gemunder Center for Defense and Strategy. Hannah served in senior foreign policy positions for both Democratic and Republican administrations, including as National Security Advisor to U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney.

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Blaise Misztal

Blaise Misztal is the Vice President for Policy at JINSA. His research interests include Iran and its nuclear program, U.S.-Turkey relations, countering extremism, and strategic competition.

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