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Beyond Public Diplomacy: American Competitive Engagement in Arab Public Discussions

Bipartisan Policy Center
1225 Eye St NW, Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20005
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Around the clock on Arab airwaves, a debate is raging over how to defeat trans-state actors and achieve a future of security and prosperity in the Middle East—a debate in which Americans are thoroughly vested. The competitors include not only a range of local Arab voices but also foreign powers—notably Russia, China, and Iran—which maintain powerful Arabic broadcasts of their own. What role should Americans be playing in this discussion, and how can they do so effectively?

The Bipartisan Policy Center is pleased to welcome three distinguished guests for a discussion of competitive engagement in Arab public discussions.

The format of this event will be a roundtable discussion.


Joseph Braude
Advisor, Al-Mesbar Center for Studies and Research
Author, Broadcasting Change: Arabic Media as a Catalyst for Liberalism

Hanin Ghaddar
Friedmann Visiting Fellow, The Washington Institute for Near East Policy

David Pollock
Director, Project Fikra, The Washington Institute for Near East Policy


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