The Future of U.S.-Israel Relations Symposium

Monday, December 2, 2019
CFR INNS Israel Symposium

President, Council on Foreign Relations; @RichardHaass

Assaf Orion

Senior Research Fellow, Institute for National Security Studies

Dana Weiss

Political Correspondent, Channel 2 News

Tamara Cofman Wittes

Senior Fellow, Center for Middle East Policy, Brookings Institution

Amos Yadlin

Executive Director, Institute for National Security Studies

Michèle A. Flournoy

Cofounder and Managing Partner, WestExec Advisors; Former U.S. Undersecretary of Defense for Policy

Distinguished Fellow, Council on Foreign Relations; Former U.S. Ambassador to Israel; @Martin_Indyk

Introductory Remarks
Frank Lowy

Chairman, Institute for National Security Studies; Member, Global Board of Advisors, Council on Foreign Relations

The symposium held on December 2, 2019 analyzed the consequences of U.S. retrenchment for the future of Israel and the Middle East. For more than four decades, the United States has played a large part in the Middle East regional order. However, it is now pulling back from the region in a manner that has generated uncertainty and insecurity for America’s allies and partners. The event convened experts to discuss whether Israel is in a particularly exposed position given its traditional dependence on the United States. 

The event was cosponsored with Israel's Institute for National Security Studies (INSS).

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