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- Barham Salih prime minister of the Kurdish region of Iraq
- Faleh Jabar senior fellow at the U.S. Institute of Peace and author of "The Shi'ite Movement in Iraq" (Saqi Books)
- Amb. Rend al-Rahim executive director of the Iraq Foundation and former Ambassador to the U.S. for the Iraqi Governing Council
- Robin Wright journalist, author and foreign policy analyst at the United States Institute of Peace. Her most recent book is "Dreams and Shadows: The Future of the Middle East."
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