Iran is trying to develop a sophisticated military doctrine predicated on realistic threat assessments and a clear-eyed set of strategic goals, according to Ahmed S. Hashim. Hashim is associate professor and director of the International Center for Political Violence and Terrorism Research at the S.
Iranian influence in the Middle East has peaked, and the country’s strategic position at the end of 2012 is worse than it was two years ago.
A discussion with:
Mohammad Pournik, Poverty Practice Team Leader, UNDP Regional Center, Cairo
Andy Baukol, Deputy Assistant Secretary for the Middle East and Africa, U.S. Department of the Treasury
Featuring a discussion with
John P. Harbin Centennial Chair in Business at McCombs School of Business, University of Texas at Austin
Author, The Arab World Unbound
Senior Vice President for External Relations, CSIS
Over the past two years, the Arab uprisings have swept through the Middle East, forcing governments to grapple with popular demands in new ways.
With Iran’s heightened activities, the Gulf region is at the center of global developments in cyber conflict. Jim Lewis, director and senior fellow of CSIS’s Technology and Public Policy Program, discussed evolving cyber capabilities in the Gulf, the U.S. and allied responses to these threats, and emerging fault lines in global cyber conflict.
Please join us on November 13 for the release of ‘U.S. – Turkish Relations: A Review at the Beginning of the Third Decade of the Post-Cold War Era,’ jointly prepared by the CSIS Turkey Project and the Center for Strategic Research (SAM) of the Turkish Foreign Ministry.
Breakfast and Opening Remarks