Webcast Wednesday

Assistant secretary of state David Schenker speaks at the Department of State in Washington, DC, alongside secretary of state Mike Pompeo
Middle East Policy from Trump to Biden: Views from Inside the State Department’s Near East Bureau
Join us for a conversation with former assistant secretary of state for Near East affairs David Schenker on the challenges and opportunities facing the new Biden administration in the Middle East.
Wednesday, March 10, 2021, starting at 1:00 p.m. EST
  • David Schenker
  • Robert Satloff

The Syria Strike in Context

U.S. soldiers at an Iraqi base after a rocket attack by Iran-backed militias
Why Biden’s Airstrikes on Iran Militias Matter
The operation on the Iraq-Syria border could prove more significant than critics allow, but only if the administration keeps showing that there are limits to what it will tolerate in pursuing a new nuclear deal.
Feb 26, 2021
  • Phillip Smyth

Recent Webcast

Syrian flag over a ruined building destroyed by bombing
The Struggle for Peace in Syria: A Decade of Decisionmaking
Watch an incisive webcast conversation with American and Syrian policymakers as they examine the lessons Syria's decade of conflict holds for the Biden administration.
March 5, 2021
  • Robert Ford
  • James Jeffrey
  • Bassma Kodmani

2021 Presidential Transition Studies

MbS, King Salman, Saudi map, fighter jet
Defining a Mature, Balanced Relationship with Saudi Arabia An Urgent Task for the Biden Administration
A revamped approach to the alliance should stay focused on shared goals, from ensuring a stable oil market to promoting a more tolerant version of Islam at home and abroad.
Feb 22, 2021
  • Dennis Ross
  • Robert Satloff

Sudden Succession Studies

Webcast with Tony Blair

Former UK prime minister Tony Blair
America, the Middle East, and the World: A Conversation with Tony Blair
The former Prime Minister discusses the challenges and opportunities facing the Biden administration twenty years after 9/11 and a decade after the Arab Spring.
January 11, 2021
  • Tony Blair