Hussein Ibish: Evolving US Policy in a Changing Middle East

Join OTI at UCI for a discussion with Middle East policy analyst, Dr. Hussein Ibish.

Since the end of World War II, and particularly the end of the Cold War, American policy in the Middle East has been structured around a number of principles and key alliances. Above all, the US has served as a guarantor of regional stability, global access to its energy resources, and the security of its allies. The Arab Uprisings -- combined with three traumatic American experiences in the past decade: the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and the fiscal meltdown of 2008 -- have set the Middle Eastern regional landscape and US policy towards it in motion a new and profoundly unexpected ways. Dr. Ibish will look at an overview of what has and hasn't happened in the region, real and perceived American policy and attitudinal changes towards the Middle East, and how to understand where our policies in that area may be going and why.

Hussein Ibish is a Senior Fellow at the American Task Force on Palestine and a weekly columnist with the National (UAE), the Arab world's premier English-language daily newspaper, and with NOW media. He is also a frequent contributor to many major American and Arab publications and commentator on programs such as the PBS NewsHour. Dr. Ibish has published several books and studies on Arab Americans and Middle Eastern politics. He has a PhD in comparative literature from UMass, Amherst.

The event will be held January 30th at 7pm in Humanities Hall 262.

January 30, 2014 at 7pm - 9pm
HH 262
Irvine, CA 92697
United States
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