The New Great Game in the Middle East

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Published on 4 Dec 2019, 15:47
The Future of U.S.-Israel Relations Symposium
Session II: The New Great Game in the Middle East


Richard N. Haass
President, Council on Foreign Relations

Amos Yadlin
Executive Director, Institute for National Security Studies


Michèle A. Flournoy
Cofounder and Managing Partner, WestExec Advisors; Former U.S. Undersecretary of Defense for Policy

The symposium held on December 2, 2019 analyzed the consequences of U.S. retrenchment for the future of Israel and the Middle East. For more than four decades, the United States has played a large part in the Middle East regional order. However, it is now pulling back from the region in a manner that has generated uncertainty and insecurity for America’s allies and partners. The event convened experts to discuss whether Israel is in a particularly exposed position given its traditional dependence on the United States.

The event was cosponsored with the Institute for National Security Studies (INSS).

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