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Withdrawal or Realignment? The Future of U.S. Middle East Policy After 2020

Withdrawal or Realignment? The Future of U.S. Middle East Policy After 2020

Hudson Institute will host a discussion on the future of U.S. policy in the Middle East. Panelists will include Hudson Senior Fellow Michael Pregent; Daily Beast columnist and author Gordon Chang; the Washington Institute’s Anna Borshchevskaya; and Hudson Fellow Blaise Misztal. Al Arabiya’s Nadia Bilbassy-Charters will moderate the discussion.

Iran, Russia, China, and others are closely monitoring U.S. policy in the Middle East ahead of the 2020 U.S. presidential election. As 2020 candidates’ foreign policy platforms come into focus, this election outcome could have significant ramifications across established policies impacting regional fault lines, such as the polarizing Iran Deal. Additionally, recent efforts by the Trump administration to decrease the U.S. presence in Syria and Iraq have raised questions among allies about America’s long-term ambitions for the Middle East, while adversaries eye the moves as an opportunity to fill potential power vacuums left in the region.

NOTE: This event is open to the press. All members of the media should RSVP to [email protected]

Speakers

Nadia Bilbassy-Charters Moderator

Bureau Chief, Washington D.C., Al Arabiya

Gordon G. Chang

Author, Nuclear Showdown: North Korea Takes on the World; and a columnist at The Daily Beast

Blaise Misztal

Fellow, Hudson Institute

Mike Pregent

Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute

Anna Borshchevskaya

Senior Fellow, The Washington Institute for Near East Policy

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