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05Mar The U.S., Iran, and Shifting Regional Dynamics in the Gulf

The U.S., Iran, and Shifting Regional Dynamics in the Gulf

The U.S., Iran, and Shifting Regional Dynamics in the Gulf

A George D. Schwab Foreign Policy Briefing

Thursday, March 5, 2020, 6:00pm

 Registration 5:45-6:00pm;
Program 6:00-7:00pm;
Reception to Follow

Union Club
101 East 69th Street, New York City

Funeral of Qasem Soleimani | Credit: Mehr News Agency


Ambassador Barbara A. Leaf
Ruth and Sid Lapidus Fellow & Director, Geduld Program on Arab Politics
The Washington Institute for Near East Policy
Former U.S. Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates

Ambassador Douglas A. Silliman
President, The Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington
Former U.S. Ambassador to Iraq and Kuwait

moderated by

Warren Hoge
Senior Adviser for External Relations
International Peace Institute

In the aftermath of the U.S. drone strike that killed Iranian General Qasem Soleimani, U.S.-Iran relations have reached a near-historic low-point.  Reactions to the strike have inspired sharp rhetoric between the decades-old adversaries, in addition to second- and third-order effects that influence the broader geopolitics of the Gulf region.  In the immediate aftermath of this surge in U.S.-Iran tensions, the Iraqi parliament voted to eliminate the presence of the U.S. troops in their nation, movement away from the JCPOA has prompted the European Union to threaten snap-back sanctions on Iran, and the short-term security of other regional actors is now under question.  Join the NCAFP and a panel of noted experts on U.S. policy in the Gulf as they analyze the evolving state of play in the region.


Mar 05, 2020 06:00 PM
Mar 05, 2020 08:00 PM
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