Randa Slim

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Randa Slim is Director of the Track II Dialogues Initiative at the Middle East Institute and Non-Resident Fellow at the Foreign Policy Institute of the Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies.

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The United States Will Need a “Diplomatic Surge” in Iraq

The United States has played a leading role in fighting the Islamic State, but now it must prepare for the fights that will take place at negotiating tables and reconciliation conferences. Iraqis recognize that the coming months will be difficult. In a recent visit to Iraq, our interlocutors from various political stripes emphasized the enormity of the challenges facing the country after the expected expulsion of the Islamic State from Mosul.