PANEL: POWER POLITICS IN THE MIDDLE EAST: SYRIA, TURKEY, RUSSIA AND BEYOND

6:00pm EST December 9

Turkey’s recent invasion of Northern Syria raised many questions about the changing role of the United States in the Middle East. In this discussion, our panelists will reflect on their own work in Syria, Egypt, Libya, and Turkey, and engage in a larger foreign policy discussion about the influence of Russia. What is the nature of Russia’s foreign policy in the Middle East, how does it differ from the foreign policy of the United States, and what do these dynamics mean for the region’s future?