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Chatham House Press Release


Chatham House (CH) and Rafidain Center for Dialogue (RCD) are pleased to announce a cooperation and partnership program for the upcoming RCD Forum 2019 which will be held 3rd to 5th of Feb in Baghdad RCD Forum 2019 is first of its kind to be held in Baghdad, and would be attended by highest level of Iraqi, regional and International officials from the Governments, as well as Parliament members, scholars and researchers from major Think Tanks and universities from Iraq and abroad. “Iraq is a key country for Chatham House's Middle East and North Africa Programme and we look forward to convening a panel of researchers and officials to discuss security sector challenges at the RCD Forum in Baghdad." Renad Mansour, Research Fellow in the Middle East and North Africa Programme at Chatham House “We are delighted to have Chatham House cooperating with RCD at the RCD Forum which is a unique forum to be held in Baghdad” said Farhad Alaaldin, Chairman of RCD Forum Organising Committee. “Chatham House’s agreement to participate in the Forum shows International communities serious care about Iraq and its affairs.” About Chatham House: Chatham House is a century old Institution that offered solutions grounded in certain core principles such as the rule of law with an independent judiciary; democratic and accountable government with an effective separation of powers; open and well-regulated markets; and a vibrant media and civil society that enable informed and robust public debate. Chatham House Mission is To help build a sustainably secure, prosperous and just world, through informed debate, independent analysis, new policy ideas, and outreach to audiences. carry out independent and rigorous analysis of critical global, regional and country-specific challenges and opportunities. Chatham House is independent and owes no allegiance to any government or to any political body. It does not take institutional positions on policy issues.


Rafidain Center for Dialogue (RCD) is an independent Think Tank registered as an NGO incorporated in 1994 in the Holly City of Najaf. RCD has a 1400 registered members that includes majority of the political party leadership of Iraq, top government officials, academic staff of major universities, think tank scholars and researchers. RCD members come from all the components of Iraqi Society from North to South, East to West.

RCD works on encouraging political, cultural and economic dialogue among the Iraqi people. Aiming to advance the democratic experience, establishing societal peace, and supporting the government and non-governmental institutions through a wide range of studies, research papers, publications, and conducting seminars, conferences and field visits.

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