President Joe Biden’s Administration inherited a host of challenges and opportunities in the Middle East. It has become clear over the last two decades that neither American diplomacy nor a presence on the ground has been able to transform the region. From the ongoing war in Syria, to proxy wars across the Middle East, and power competition amongst regional rivals, there are no easy answers for U.S. engagement and policy-making in the region. Without reshaping our own diplomatic efforts, it is increasingly unlikely that the United States will be able to push an agenda in the region. What’s the best path forward for U.S. engagement in the Middle East?
To explore this question, the Cleveland Council on World Affairs, the Northeast Ohio Consortium for Middle Eastern Studies (NOCMES) and the Case Western Reserve University Center for International Affairs will host a free Foreign Policy Forum webinar titled “The Future of U.S. Foreign Policy in the Middle East” Tuesday, May 25, at noon.
This special lunchtime Foreign Policy Forum will feature Beirut-based writer, journalist and Emmy Award-winner Kim Ghattas.
Ghattas is a nonresident senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace and a contributing writer for The Atlantic. She was an international affairs correspondent with the BBC for 20 years and is the author of a New York Times notable book of 2020, Black Wave: Saudi Arabia, Iran and the Forty-Year Rivalry that Unraveled Culture Religion and Collective Memory in the Middle East.
This webinar is free, but advanced registration is required.