Ambassador Tueller at the Middle East Research Institute’s 2019 Forum

On Wednesday, Ambassador Tueller spoke at the Middle East Research Institute’s 2019 Forum, noting: “State-building is about strengthening people—their capabilities and knowledge, but also their ability to address problems locally for the Iraqi people.  It certainly requires political will at the highest levels of government leadership, setting processes in motion through laws and policies, and empowering a bureaucracy to implement executive decisions.  But it is composed of thousands of little steps—individuals acquiring the right expertise; offices following the appropriate priorities; office leaders pushing and supporting their staff.”. See more from the event here: