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Troop Withdrawal: Looking Beyond Iraq
Friday, September 21, 2007

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Forum 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Lunch to follow
1319 Eighteenth Street, N.W.
Washington, DC
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RSVP 1-800-927-8733 or dcevents (at) independent.org

Speakers
Ivan ElandIvan Eland
Senior Fellow, the Independent Institute; author, The Empire Has No Clothes: U.S. Foreign Policy Exposed.
Leon T. HadarLeon T. Hadar
Research Fellow at the Independent Institute, author of the new Independent Policy Report, “A Diplomatic Road to Damascus” and Sandstorm: Policy Failure in the Middle East (Palgrave Macmillan).
David R. HendersonDavid R. Henderson
Research Fellow at the Independent Institute and Hoover Institution; author of the new Independent Policy Report, “Do We Need to Go to War for Oil?”; Associate Professor of Economics, Naval Postgraduate School

Sooner or later the United States will begin withdrawing from Iraq. Will the result be a catastrophe for U.S. interests, or are such predictions overstated? Can we expect a wider regional war, a safe haven for al Qaeda in Iraq, or a disruption to America’s oil supplies? What can the United States do to minimize the risks of withdrawal? Is diplomacy with Syria, Iran, and other nations the answer? Could Iraq benefit from political decentralization or even gerrymandering for the equitable distribution of oil resources? With the new Independent Policy Reports, A Diplomatic Road to Damascus and Do We Need to Go to War for Oil?, this timely and far-reaching Policy Forum will feature foreign policy experts Ivan Eland, Leon T. Hadar, and David R. Henderson.