The Fog of Law The Need for a Legal Framework for 21st Century Security Policy

Jane Harman Member, U.S. House of Representatives (D-CA); Ranking Member, House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence; and Member, House Homeland Security Committee
Richard M. Cohen Columnist, The Washington Post

5:30-6:00 p.m. Reception
6:00-7:00 p.m. Meeting

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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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