It’s summer again, but the winds of change, initially known as the Arab Spring, have turned chilly. The civil war in Syria gets bloodier by the day, and the blood is now flowing across borders, drawing in one country and group after another. Egypt is in turmoil. There is unrest in Tunisia, Libya, Jordan, and Bahrain. And, for all of Secretary Kerry’s commendable efforts to date, the Arab-Israeli peace process remains a “peace process” in name only. This panel will assess the state of affairs in this vital region and opine on its implications for our security here at home.
Dr. Abderrahim Foukara, Washington Bureau Chief, Al Jazeera Media Network
Robin Wright, United States Institute of Peace Senior Fellow – Wilson Center Distinguished Scholar
Dr. Shibley Telhami, Anwar Sadat Chair for Peace and Development, University of Maryland; Non-Resident Senior Fellow, The Brookings Institution
Ambassador James Jeffrey, Philip Solondz Distinguished Visiting Fellow, The Washington Institute
MODERATOR: Christopher Isham, Vice President and Washington Bureau Chief, CBS News