Recent Events

  • Implications of Deepening US-China Competition for US Allies in Asia

    On December 3, the Center held a lunch discussion on the implications of intensifying US-China competition for America’s allies in Northeast Asia, Japan and South Korea. The panelists were Dr. Robert Sutter, Professor of Practice of International Affairs at the George Washington University’s Elliott School and former National Intelligence Officer for East Asia; Dr. Michael

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  • Social Media and Information War in the Middle East

    On November 16, the Center held a lunch discussion on social media and information war in the Middle East. The panelists were Dr. Niki Akhavan, Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Media Studies at the Catholic University of America; and Dr. Khalid Al-Jaber, Director of the MENA Institute in Washington and a visiting

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  • The Middle East after Khashoggi

    On November 2, the Center held a discussion on “The Middle East After Khashoggi.” The panelists were Chas W. Freeman, Jr., former U.S. ambassador to Saudi Arabia and a Senior Fellow at the Watson Institute for International and Public Affairs at Brown University; and Dennis Ross, a former Middle East advisor to four American presidents and a distinguished fellow

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  • Russian Intervention in Syria

    On October 29, 2018, the Center held an event to discuss Russian intervention in Syria. The panelists were Paul J. Saunders, Executive Director at the Center; Michael Kofman, Senior Research Scientist at CNA and a Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Center’s Kennan Institute; and Colonel (ret) Robert Hamilton, an Associate Professor of Eurasian Studies at

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  • The Downturn in U.S.-Turkey Relations

    The Center hosted a panel discussion on the recent downturn in U.S.-Turkey relations and its implications for U.S. policy on Thursday, October 4. The panel included two leading experts on Turkey, Henri Barkey, an adjunct senior fellow for Middle East studies at the Council on Foreign Relations and the Bernard L. and Bertha F. Cohen

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