On June 2, 2015, the National Committee convened a roundtable discussion, followed by a public program entitled "Middle East: Focus Iran." The participants engaged with the notion that the Middle East is experiencing a major shift in its regional balance of power. This is compounded by the Sunni-Shia Divide, as well as state and non-state actors in Syria, Yemen, Lebanon and elsewhere that are reshaping the map of the region. At the same time, negotiations are proceeding with Iran on the issue of nuclear weapons. At both the public event and roundtable, the NCAFP used the above lenses to answer the question of what challenges and opportunities will arise from this engagement with Iran and the shifting fault lines in the region more broadly.
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