US Role in the Middle East in the Age of the Coronavirus
April 27, 2020
2:00pm – 3:00pm
Coronavirus has disrupted the world in immeasurable ways, slowing global trade to a trickle, causing mass capital flight from emerging markets, and cratering the price of oil. As nations start to recover from this calamity, new questions emerge about the U.S.’s relations with the states in the Middle East. For instance, will the economic impact of the pandemic lead to a more urgent push to withdraw from the region, in particular, Iraq? Will the Trump administration’s fight against Iranian influence weaken or intensify? How will the historically low oil prices define the relations between the Gulf nations and the U.S.? The U.S. role in the Middle East in the post-coronavirus world will be a critically important question for the region in the years ahead.
On April 27, 2020, The SETA Foundation at Washington DC will host an online webinar event to discuss the U.S. posture in the Middle East in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Please kindly join us for a timely expert panel discussion.
General Mark Kimmitt, Defense Consultant, MTK Defense Consultants
Mike Doran, Senior Fellow, Hudson Institute
Kadir Ustun, Executive Director, The SETA Foundation at Washington DC