JULY 10–14, 2019

Middle East: The Spiraling Crisis

                                                      moderator
Cameron Abadi
Deputy Editor
Foreign Policy
Steven A. Cook, PhDSenior Fellow for
Middle Eastern Studies
Council on Foreign Relations
Sanam Vakil, PhDSenior Consulting Research Fellow
Middle East and North Africa Program
Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies

In a dynamic discussion, a distinguished panel of Middle East experts described the current US stance toward Syria and Yemen and explored the impact of President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear agreement (JCPOA) and impose sanctions on the country. The panel also debated the implications of changing political realities in the Middle East as new alliances emerge between Israel and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). “The post-WW2 order imposed by the West on the Middle East is changing,” the panel concluded, “The region is destabilized, and it is not clear what US interests and goals are in the region.”

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JULY 10–14, 2019

Middle East: The Spiraling Crisis

                                                      moderator
Cameron Abadi
Deputy Editor
Foreign Policy
Steven A. Cook, PhDSenior Fellow for
Middle Eastern Studies
Council on Foreign Relations
Sanam Vakil, PhDSenior Consulting Research Fellow
Middle East and North Africa Program
Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies

In a dynamic discussion, a distinguished panel of Middle East experts described the current US stance toward Syria and Yemen and explored the impact of President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear agreement (JCPOA) and impose sanctions on the country. The panel also debated the implications of changing political realities in the Middle East as new alliances emerge between Israel and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). “The post-WW2 order imposed by the West on the Middle East is changing,” the panel concluded, “The region is destabilized, and it is not clear what US interests and goals are in the region.”

JULY 10–14, 2019

Middle East: The Spiraling Crisis

moderator
Cameron Abadi

Deputy Editor
Foreign Policy

Steven A. Cook, PhDSenior Fellow for
Middle Eastern Studies
Council on Foreign Relations
Sanam Vakil, PhDSenior Consulting Research Fellow
Middle East and North Africa Program
Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies

 

In a dynamic discussion, a distinguished panel of Middle East experts described the current US stance toward Syria and Yemen and explored the impact of President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Iran nuclear agreement (JCPOA) and impose sanctions on the country. The panel also debated the implications of changing political realities in the Middle East as new alliances emerge between Israel and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC). “The post-WW2 order imposed by the West on the Middle East is changing,” the panel concluded, “The region is destabilized, and it is not clear what US interests and goals are in the region.”