Day 1: Tuesday December 7, 2021

Session 1 – Retrenchment and Realignment: Taking Stock of Regional Developments


Day 2: Wednesday December 8, 2021

Session 1 – U.S. Security Interests in a Changing Region


    Jon Alterman

    Zbigniew Brzezinski Chair in Global Security and Geostrategy, Center for Strategic and International Studies

    DB Des Roches

    Non-Resident Fellow, AGSIW; Associate Professor, Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies, National Defense University

    Kirsten Fontenrose

    Director, Scowcroft Middle East Security Initiative, Atlantic Council

    Brian Katulis

    Senior Fellow, Vice President for Policy, Middle East Institute

    Ambassador William Roebuck

    Executive Vice President

Day 3: Thursday December 9, 2021

Session 1 – A Conversation with H.E. Anwar Gargash, Diplomatic Advisor to the President of the United Arab Emirates


Session 2 – Can Closer Economic Ties Lead to Shared Prosperity?


Session 3 – A Conversation With Brett McGurk, National Security Council Coordinator for the Middle East and North Africa


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