The Middle East Policy Council's 85th 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 on Tuesday, July 12, 2016, addressed the recently announced Saudi 2030 Vision and the National Transformation Plan as well as similar vision statements and plans of the UAE and other GCC states.
Although Abdullah Ocalan seems almost paranoid toward the United States and Western capitalism — "The way I was captured demonstrated that the capitalist modernity of which the USA is the world leader, is a system with no inhibition to oppress and abuse" (p.
However badly misnamed are the popular protests, uprisings, revolutions and civil wars that started spreading across the Middle East in the winter of 2010-11, it is abundantly clear that in most cases they did not result in peaceful transitions to inclusive democratic politics.
I’m here to talk about the end of the American empire. But before I do I want to note that one of our most charming characteristics as Americans is our amnesia. I mean, we are so good at forgetting what we’ve done and where we did it that we can hide our own Easter eggs.
The Middle East Policy Council's 83rd Capitol Hill Conference, held on January 21, 2016 from 9:00 a.m.-11:30 a.m. at the Rayburn House Office Building in Washington, D.C., has concluded. The video and an unedited transcript are available below. To receive invitations to future events, click here, or follow us on Twitter and Facebook.
For much of the last two decades, few Middle East experts gave serious consideration to Qatar, its governance structure or its decision-making process.
Turkey goes to the polls this Sunday for the fourth time in two years.
On June 7, Turkish voters will cast their ballots for their country’s parliamentary elections. But this election is about more than who controls the parliament.