Raed Jarrar on why both Iran and the US are supporting the same players in Iraq

Raed Jarrar

Raed Jarrar is an Arab-American architect, blogger, and political advocate based in Washington, DC. After the 2003 invasion of Iraq, Jarrar led the first door-to-door civilian casualties survey in the country. He then he founded an organization that completed hundreds of community-based reconstruction projects. After moving to the United States in 2005, Jarrar dedicated himself to ending the U.S. occupation of Iraq. He organized dozens of high-level meetings between Iraqi officials and their international counterparts. In addition to helping organize Congressional hearings with Iraqi members of parliament, Jarrar himself appeared before Congress in hearings and briefings. His frequent trips to Iraq, his strong relationships with Iraqi leaders, and deep knowledge of Iraqi political and economic developments have made him a sought after analyst who frequently appears on English and Arabic media outlets.