Panel discussion: THE FUTURE OF KURDISTAN (18th Forum 2000 Conference)

Partner: Prague Centre for Transatlantic Relations
Event date: Oct 14, 2014
Deadline for registering: Oct 13, 2014
Venue: Jungmannova 17, Praha 1, Czech Republic
Category: Other

Kurdistan Regional Government in Iraq is one of the most stable, free, democratic, and prosperous parts of the whole region in turmoil. But the Kurdish future is very uncertain. Their forces in Iraq and Syria are fighting Islamic state and Kurds of the whole region are themselves deeply divided.  

What will be the impact of “Islamic state” attack and brutality of its fighters on the region and its borders? Can semi-independent Iraqi Kurdistan survive? What are the challenges for relations with neighboring Turkey and Iran? What are the risks that the Kurds are to face yet another disappointment from the U.S. government and the U.N.? And last but not least: will the current Kurdish struggle against the IS serve as an argument for declaring the independence of Kurdistan?    

Falah Mustafa Bakir (Minister, Head of Department of Foreign Relations, Kurdistan Regional Government, Iraq) and Sergei Danilochkin (Director, RFE/RL's Radio Free Iraq) will speak about these pressing topics as well as other issues related to security policy and democracy at the CEVRO Institute (Jungmannova 17, Praha 1) within the 18th annual Forum 2000 Conference.

Program (October 14, 17.00–18.30):

Welcome Remarks 

  • Alexandr Vondra, Director, Prague Centre for Transatlantic Relations of the CEVRO Institute (PCTR)


  • Falah Mustafa Bakir, Minister, Head of Department of Foreign Relations, Kurdistan Regional Government
  • Sergei Danilochkin, Director, RFE/RL's Radio Free Iraq


  • Tomáš Pojar, Vice President for International Relations, CEVRO Institute

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Keywords: Syria, Middle East, United Nations, USA, Global Security


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