To assess the new U.S. administration's approach to Middle East policy at the conclusion of its first 100 days in office - and on the eve of a presidential trip to the region - The Washington Institute hosted a keynote conversation at its 2017 Soref Symposium on Middle East policy between Gen. John M. "Jack" Keane, USA (ret.), Adm. James G. Stavridis, USN (ret.), and Institute Executive Director Robert Satloff.
The Soref Symposium is an annual conference of Institute experts, supporters, and policymakers to explore U.S. policy in the Middle East.
Gen. John M. "Jack" Keane, USA (ret.), is a retired general and former vice chief of staff of the U.S. Army. Adm. James G. Stavridis, USN (ret.), is a retired U.S. Navy admiral who served as NATO's supreme allied commander. Robert Satloff is executive director of The Washington Institute and Howard P. Berkowitz chair in U.S. Middle East Policy.
WITH SPECIAL APPEARANCES BY
Masih Alinejad (IRAN), journalist and human rights activist Asli Aydintasbas (TURKEY), columnist, Cumhuriyet Lamees al-Hadidi (EGYPT), news anchor, CBC Nasser Judeh (JORDAN), former foreign minister Bassma al-Kodmani (SYRIA), exec. director, Arab Reform Initiative Tzipi Livni (ISRAEL), former foreign and justice minister Abdul Rahman al-Rashed (DUBAI), former editor-in-chief, al-Sharq al-Awsat Barham Salih (IRAQ), former prime minister, Kurdish Regional Government Moshe Yaalon (ISRAEL), former defense minister