While the United States retains significant stakes in the Middle East, the general direction of Washington’s dealings with the region in the past decade has been toward greater disengagement, particularly military disengagement. This has opened up spaces for a range of non-Arab regional and international actors to fill the vacuum, including Turkey, Iran, Israel, Russia and China. 

The panel will explore how each of these countries views its role in the region, its strategic ambitions, and how interactions among these regional and international actors—not to say with the United States—might affect regional stability.

Join us on Wednesday, December 8 from 17:45-19:15 EET for a public panel discussion with Dalia Dassa Kaye, Marwan Muasher, Karim Sadjadpour, Dmitri Trenin, Sinan Ülgen chaired by Michele Dunne. The discussion will be held in English and livestreamed on YouTube and Facebook.

For more information, please contact Josiane Matar at josiane.matar@carnegie-mec.org.