This is the first of three lectures on the United States’ global role in the 21st century. The second will address American floundering in the new world disorder. The third will speak to the need for unprecedented agility in American diplomacy.
The lifting of nuclear sanctions against Iran, punctuated by Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s economic mission to Italy and France, continues to occupy much of the editorial and op-ed space in Middle Eastern dailies.
This gathering has featured lively discussions of investment in various forms of infrastructure, logistics management, and natural resources. Originally, I was going to talk about China's role in commodity market volatility.
The news of an agreement on limiting Iran’s nuclear program has provoked a lively and, at times, heated debate about the implications for the region.
Thank you for the invitation to participate in this very important conference and to address the issues of trade and economics and how our two countries can cooperate and gain mutual benefit in these two key areas.
Eugene Rogan's The Fall of the Ottomans: The Great War in the Middle East; 1914-1920 is a brilliant book that combines the academic rigor one expects from a serious work of history and a fluid writing style that makes it an enjoyable read.