Dr. Luay al-Khatteeb is Iraq’s former electricity minister. Before his Cabinet appointment, Dr. al-Khatteeb was the founding director of Iraq Energy Institute, Fellow at the Center on Global Energy Policy, and a former Foreign Policy Fellow at the Brookings Institution. Khatteeb was a recent guest of the New Lines Institute in the May 19 episode (Iraq: Evolution or Revolution?) of New Lines Institute’s webinar series.
Iraq’s New Independence Day: Reclaiming a Nation’s Lost Identity
In less than a century, Iraq has had nine flags, five national anthems, 10 constitutions (not including various changes), countless controversial national days, and a lack of a social contract – a historical process that tells the story of Iraq's lost national identity.