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The Future of the Middle East: Regional Scenarios Beyond the Obama Years

The Future of the Middle East: Regional Scenarios Beyond the Obama Years December 9th Event

The Middle East is undergoing profound transformations. As borders shift, alliances form and dissolve, and Iran pursues its nuclear program, policymakers must look beyond the final two years of the Obama administration.

What happens if the U.S.-led coalition against the Islamic State fails, and IS continues to spread its tentacles across the Levant? How long will the Syrian civil war last? What if the Jordanian regime, a longtime U.S. and Israeli ally, is toppled? When will Israel again find itself at war against Hezbollah, Hamas, or directly with Iran?

On December 9th, Hudson Institute hosted a panel featuring Shmuel Bar, Michael Doran, Hillel Fradkin, and Lee Smith to explore U.S. policy in the Middle East with respect to regional strategy for the next two, five, ten, and twenty-five years.

Lee Smith Moderator

Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute

Shmuel Bar Panelist

Adjunct Fellow, Hudson Institute

Michael Doran Panelist

Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute

Hillel Fradkin Panelist

Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute

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