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Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Former Iraqi Diplomat Weighs In On Crisis In Iraq

Feisal Istrabadi, pictured here in 2009, served as deputy Iraqi ambassador to the United Nations from 2004 to 2007. (Washington University Law)

Feisal Istrabadi, pictured here in 2009, served as deputy Iraqi ambassador to the United Nations from 2004 to 2007. (Washington University Law)

As the United States mulls possible intervention in Iraq, U.S. warships, helicopters, Marines and Army troops have moved into the region, awaiting a decision.

Meanwhile, Sunni extremists continue to post graphic images online of violence against Shiites in areas conquered by the group the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, or ISIS.

Feisal Istrabadi was deputy Iraqi ambassador to the United Nations from 2004 to 2007 and was a principal drafter of Iraq’s interim constitution. He’s now at Indiana University Law School, where he founded the Center for the Study of the Middle East.

Istrabadi discusses the situation in Iraq and how the U.S. should respond, with Here & Now’s Robin Young.

Guest

  • Feisal Istrabadi, former deputy Iraqi ambassador to the United Nations. He’s now a professor at Indiana University Law School.

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