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What’s Next on Syria?*: Principles for U.S. Engagement in the Middle East


WHEN: Thursday, April 13, 2017 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. ET

WHERE: Bipartisan Policy Center, 1225 Eye St NW, Washington, DC, 20005

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As a new administration grapples with U.S. policy on the Middle East, BPC is convening a panel of foreign policy experts to discuss U.S. interests and policy in the region and whether a reassessment is required. Please join us for the release of BPC’s newest study, Seeking Stability at Sustainable Cost: Principles for a New U.S. Strategy in the Middle East, which argues for the region’s continued importance to the United States, and lays out strategic principles for the administration to consider as it crafts a new policy.

Report co-authors Ryan Crocker, Eric Edelman, James Jeffrey and Jake Sullivan held a wide-ranging and provocative discussion of the national security threats that the United States faces in the region and how to go about confronting them.

*The title of event has been updated to reflect focus after recent developments. Previous title: Wringing Order from Chaos.


Ryan Crocker
Former U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan, Iraq, Pakistan, Syria, Kuwait and Lebanon

Eric Edelman
Former Under Secretary of Defense Policy and U.S. Ambassador to Turkey

James Jeffrey
Former Deputy National Security Advisor and U.S. Ambassador to Iraq and Turkey

Jake Sullivan
Former Director of Policy Planning and Deputy Chief of Staff to the Secretary of State

Moderated by:

Dexter Filkins
Staff Writer, The New Yorker