Welcome remarks by:
President and CEO
A discussion with:
Dr. Salam Fayyad
Former Prime Minister of the Palestinian Authority
Distinguished Statesman, Brent Scowcroft Center on International Security
The Hon. Stephen J. Hadley
The Hon. Francis Ricciardone
Vice President and Director, Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East
Foreign Affairs Correspondent
Wall Street Journal
While ISIS’s advances have led to the formation of an international coalition led by the United States to counter this virulent extremist group, some of the underlying causes of ISIS’s rise and growth – state failure, political illegitimacy, and economic underdevelopment – remain unaddressed. Too often, the West attends to the region in reaction to its ills, with a view to containing them. We have asked one of the region’s most visionary thinkers to discuss the positive purposes, which those who must lead the Middle East into its future want the West to understand and to support.
Please join the Atlantic Council on Wednesday, February 11 from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. for a discussion on the major strategic issues at stake in the Middle East and a long-term assessment of the opportunities and challenges for 2015 and beyond.