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Africa and the Middle East

Edlis Neeson Great Decisions: Persian Gulf Security Issues

In this eight-week series, participants gather to discuss key foreign policy issues facing the world today. Led by volunteer moderators, participants will engage in moderated discussions with their fellow citizens. This year’s topics will include Roles of International Organizations in a Global Pandemic, Persian Gulf Security Issues, NATO Relations and the Future of the Trans-Atlantic Alliance, Struggles over the melting Arctic, US-China Relations, US-Russia Relations, Trade and Immigration Policy in the Americas, and the End of Globalization.

February 16: Persian Gulf Security Issues
The Persian Gulf remains tense as the rivalry between the regional powers of Saudi Arabia and Iran continues. Tensions escalated in early 2020 as the United States began to intervene in the Gulf, launching an airstrike that killed two Iranian military commanders. What are the historical influences that have led to these tensions? What role, if any, should the United States play? Is using military force a viable foreign policy option for 2021 and beyond?

Tuesdays from 6:00-8:00 p.m. beginning Tuesday, January 26, running through Tuesday, March 16. All sessions will take place via Zoom.

Fee: $170, includes all sessions and readings.

This program is currently full. If you would like to be added to the waitlist, please contact [email protected].

Event information
Date
Tue Feb 16, 2021
6:00pm - 8:00pm MST
Location
Virtual