The Middle East Policy Council's 87th Capitol Hill Conference has concluded. The full video and unedited transcript are available below. A policy brief derived from this event can be read here. The panel, held January 11, 2017, offered diverse perspectives on U.S. commitments and engagements in the Middle East for the new administration.
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Donald Trump the businessman was impressive. Reality star Trump equally so, but I fear the journey he is taking us on as President of the United States and Leader of the Free World.
In truth, I cannot help thinking there is an architect with a plan to weaken Egypt and create distance between Egyptians and the peoples of the Arabian Gulf. I fear that this plot is working and, if we are not careful, will soon near completion.
President Barack Obama’s emotional farewell speech before a crowd of thousands was another fine example of the type of inspirational oratory that saw him elected eight years ago as President of the United States.
Russia is on a roll. Vladimir Putin has displayed anguish over the break up of the Soviet Union and now he is intent on getting as many states as he can back under Moscow’s wing and is out to expand his nation’s powerbase throughout the Middle East.
At a time of global geopolitical uncertainty fuelled by Brexit’s potential domino effect on the European Union’s cohesiveness, the feebleness of Italian banks, the as of yet non-decipherable polices of America’s President-elect Donald Trump and heightened strains between world powers, I envis
The fall of rebel-held Aleppo to the government forces of Bashar al-Assad has not only triggered fears of atrocities against civilians trapped within the city, it has also sent countries in the region searching for a proper response.
On January 20, Donald Trump will become the 45th president of the United States. He will confront a changed world. We are only two-fifths of the way through the interval between the election and the inauguration, but the ebb in deference to American global leadership is already unmistakable.
This is my message to world powers and all Arab states. How much more must the Syrian people suffer before you choose to take action? How much longer will you stand by watching atrocities that would not even pass Hollywood censors? Until when must we lower our heads in shame and guilt?
The surprise visit of The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz to the Emirates on the occasion of our 45th National Day is a testament to the close relationship between the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) founded on mutual respect, shared value