Meeting

Virtual Roundtable: Managing Global Disorder: Major Power Rivalry in the Middle East

Tuesday, April 6, 2021
Thaier Al-Sudani / Reuters
Speakers
Anna Borshchevskaya

Ira Weiner Fellow, Washington Institute for Near East Policy

Eni Enrico Mattei Senior Fellow for Middle East and Africa Studies and Director of the International Affairs Fellowship for Tenured International Relations Scholars, Council on Foreign Relations

Presider

General John W. Vessey Senior Fellow for Conflict Prevention and Director of the Center for Preventive Action, Council on Foreign Relations

Even as the United States debates its role in the Middle East, it still retains significant power and influence in the region. With intensifying great power competition, however, regional dynamics and the prospects for preventing, containing, and mitigating conflicts are shifting. Panelists discuss these topics and possible avenues for cooperation among the major powers.

Additional Resources

For further reading, please see the CFR discussion paper, "Major Power Rivalry in the Middle East" by Steven A. Cook.

Top Stories on CFR

United States

Temporary protected status has long been used as a humanitarian solution for migrants who are unable to return home safely, but efforts to end the program have reignited the debate around U.S. immigration policy.  

China

Questions of how the United States should address the issue of China and Taiwan have moved to the center of the U.S. foreign policy debate.

Argentina

Argentina is one of Latin America’s largest economies and most stable democracies, but the country has struggled with political dysfunction and financial crises in recent decades.