Trump’s Mideast Policy: Disengagement or Escalation?

President Trump's approach toward the Middle East has relied heavily on Saudi Arabia to increase pressure on Iran, which his administration views as the key source of regional instability. However, the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi under the apparent orders of the Saudi crown prince has raised severe doubt about the authoritarian kingdom, while President Trump's announced troop withdrawal from northeast Syria has roiled his national security cabinet.

Is the Trump administration's approach toward the region sustainable? How has the administration's pressure campaign played inside Iran? And, how can the 116th Congress exert effective oversight over the administration's chaotic approach to the region?

Join us on Friday, January 25, 2019 from 12:00 to 1:00 PM in the Gold Room of the Rayburn Building (Room 2168) for an expert discussion on the Trump administration's shifting Middle East strategy.

* Particularly for those guests who are not Hill staffers, please allow sufficient time to get through security.

Lunch will be provided, RSVP Required (form below)

 
elrich
Author of Iran Agenda: The Real Story of U.S. Policy and the Middle East Crisis

 

Reese Erlich
Freelance journalist and author of Iran Agenda: The Real Story of U.S. Policy and the Middle East Crisis
kizer
Policy Director, Win Without War

 

Kate Kizer
Policy Director, Win Without War
perry
Regular contributor to Foreign Policy and Politico

 

Mark Perry
Freelance writer and journalist specializing in military, intelligence, and foreign affairs; regular contributor to Foreign Policy and Politico; Contributing Editor to The American Conservative
toossi
Research Associate, NIAC

 

Sina Toossi
Research Associate, NIAC
negar
Iranian-American journalist and commentator; Consultant editor, The Independent

 

Negar Mortazavi
Panel Moderator Iranian-American journalist and commentator; Consultant editor, The Independent