Toward a New U.S.-Middle East Strategy: A Saban Center at Brookings-Council on Foreign Relations Project

Staff: Steven A. Cook, Hasib J. Sabbagh Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies, Richard N. Haass, President, Council on Foreign Relations, Ray Takeyh, Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies, Suzanne Maloney, Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy, Saban Center for Middle East Policy, Brookings Institution, Martin S. Indyk, Director of the Saban Center for Middle East Policy, Brookings Institution, and Daniel L. Byman, Professor at Georgetown University and Research Director of the Saban Center at Brookings Institution
Director: Gary Samore, Vice President, Director of Studies, and Maurice R. Greenberg Chair
Fellows: Stephen D. Biddle, Adjunct Senior Fellow for Defense Policy, Kenneth M. Pollack, Director of Research, Saban Center for Middle East Policy, Michael E. O'Hanlon, Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy, Saban Center for Middle East Policy, Brookings Institution, Bruce O. Riedel, Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy, Saban Center for Middle East Policy, Brookings Institution, Shibley Telhami, Nonresident Senior Fellow, Foreign Policy, Saban Center for Middle East Policy, Brookings Institution, and Tamara Cofman Wittes, Senior Fellow, Saban Center for Middle East Policy, Brookings Institution
Advisory Board: Odeh F. Aburdene, President, OAI Advisors, Samuel R. Berger, Chairman, Albright Stonebridge Group, Timothy C. Collins, Founder, Senior Managing Director, and Chief Executive Officer, Ripplewood Holdings LLC, Rita E. Hauser, President, The Hauser Foundation, Robert K. Lifton, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Medis Technologies, Brent Scowcroft, Resident Trustee, The Forum for International Policy, Jami Miscik, President and Vice Chairman, Kissinger Associates, Inc., Joan E. Spero, Visiting Fellow, Foundation Center, Hassan Nemazee, Chairman and CEO, Nemazee Capital Corporation, Strobe Talbott, President, Brookings Institution, and Ezra K. Zilkha, President, Zilkha & Sons, Inc.
Staff: Ariel Kastner, Senior Research Assistant, Saban Center for Middle East Policy, Brookings Institution
Advisory Board: Roy Zuckerberg, Chairman and Founding Principal, Samson Capital Advisors LLC
Staff: Katie Ivanick
November 2007 - June 2009

Toward A New U.S.-Middle East Strategy is a joint Saban Center at Brookings-Council on Foreign Relations project staffed by Middle East experts from both policy establishments.  After an eighteen-month period that includes trips to the region, research, and consultation with government officials in the United States and the Middle East, the strategy group will publish a final report, brief members of the incoming administration, and present its recommendations for constructing a new Middle East policy framework to the public.

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