Town Hall: Middle East Update

Panelists:
Elliott Abrams

Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies, Council on Foreign Relations

Isobel Coleman

Senior Fellow and Director of the Civil Society, Markets, and Democracy Initiative, and Director of the Women and Foreign Policy Program, Council on Foreign Relations

Steven A. Cook
Steven A. Cook

Hasib J. Sabbagh Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies, Council on Foreign Relations

Robert M. Danin
Robert M. Danin

Eni Enrico Mattei Senior Fellow for Middle East and Africa Studies, Council on Foreign Relations

Ray Takeyh

Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies, Council on Foreign Relations

Presider:
Richard N. Haass
Richard N. Haass

President, Council on Foreign Relations

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CFR fellows discuss the current situation in the Middle East.

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Town Hall: Middle East Update

CFR fellows discuss the current situation in the Middle East.

The New Arab Cold War

As the United States attempts to disentangle itself from the Middle East, the many conflicts between its regional allies are intensifying, writes CFRís Steven Cook with Jacob Stokes and Alexander Brock. As the Saudis, Emiratis, Qataris, Turks, and Egyptians engage in proxy wars and instigate conflict among themselves, they threaten to draw the United States deeper into the complexities of the region.

Decades of Deadly Conflict Will Spread Across the Middle East

Yemen is the latest Middle East state to become enmeshed in a costly political and religious conflict that spans borders. The regionís struggles could well last for three decades longer, writes CFR President Richard N. Haass.

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