David Phillips

Formerly at the State Department's "Future of Iraq" project, now at the Atlantic Council

David Phillips appears in the following:

Turkey's Reluctant Fight Against ISIS

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Domestic politics and a 40-year long conflict with Kurdish separatists have complicated Turkey's relationship with longtime allies.

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The Muslim Brotherhood

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

David L. Phillips, director of the Program on Peace-Building and Rights at the Institute for the Study of Human Rights at Columbia University, former senior adviser for the State Department, Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs, and author of From Bullets to Ballots: Violent Muslim Movements in Transition, discusses why the United States should engage the Muslim Brotherhood as Egypt moves toward democracy.

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In the wake of bombings, America still hopes for withdrawal from Iraq

Monday, April 13, 2009

Yesterday a roadside bomb killed an American serviceman north of Baghdad. And on Friday, five U.S. soldiers were killed by a suicide bomber in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul, which is the largest number of U.S. troops to die in a single incident in many months. In the midst of the tentative peace that has been become almost normal in Iraq, these bombings are violent reminders that Iraq is still a treacherous place. In the wake of this violent display, is President Obama's timetable for American withdrawal still realistic? Joining The Takeaway is David Phillips, a former member of the State Department’s “Future of Iraq” project and now at the Atlantic Council and Jim Muir from the BBC joins us from Baghdad, Iraq.
"It's important to recognize that in both Iraq and Afghanistan, the United States is not going to achieve a so-called victory. At best we're going to be able to create an end-state that's reasonably stable and that can justify the draw-down of U.S. troops."
—David Phillips, former member of the State Department's "Future of Iraq" on Obama's proposed withdrawal