The Iraqi-Syrian frontier zone, which encompasses Syria’s eastern Euphrates region and Iraq’s western Mosul Governorate, has played a central role in regional and international politics. Kurdish parties on both sides of the border have played a major role in defining cross-border dynamics, which has pushed Turkey to intervene both in northeastern Syria and in northern Iraq. These dynamics will be essential for defining the future of the border region and prospects for wider stability in both countries.

The Malcolm H. Kerr Carnegie Middle East Center invites you to a virtual panel discussion on Friday, January 22 from 4:00-5:00 p.m. Beirut (GMT+2) to examine the local actors and geopolitical shifts along both sides of the frontier. The event will be held in Arabic and broadcast live on the center’s Facebook and YouTube channels. Viewers can submit questions using the Live Chat feature during the event.