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Past Events

Tue, Jun 9, 2020

A conversation with Iraq’s former foreign minister Dr. Mohamed Ali Alhakim

ONLINE EVENT — A discussion with Iraq’s most recent former Minister of Foreign Affairs Dr. Mohamed Ali Alhakim moderated by Atlantic Council Iraq Initiative Director Dr. Abbas Kadhim.


Wed, May 27, 2020

Drone attacks against critical infrastructure in the Middle East

ONLINE EVENT – The use of drones as weapons in the Middle East and North Africa has grown rapidly in recent years, especially as non-state actors from the Houthis in Yemen to militants in Syria seek to level the playing field. Often powered by widely available commercial technology, these systems present a real and present security challenge.


Thu, May 14, 2020

A conversation with Iraq’s former Electricity Minister H.E. Luay Al-Khatteeb

ONLINE EVENT – An online discussion with Iraq’s former Electricity Minister H.E. Dr. Luay Al-Khatteeb.


Wed, May 13, 2020

Counting the cost – avoiding another war between Israel and Hezbollah

ONLINE EVENT – Even as Lebanon and Israel grapple with the COVID-19 pandemic, neither the Israeli military nor Lebanon’s Iran-backed Hezbollah are allowing the disease to distract from their long-running enmity. The Middle East Programs launches a new report, “Counting the Cost – Avoiding Another War between Israel and Hezbollah,” with an event featuring co-authors Nicholas Blanford and Brig. Gen. (Res.) Assaf Orion discussing these issues, the report’s findings, and recommendations for policymakers.


Thu, Apr 30, 2020

The future of Idlib and Syrian IDPs

ONLINE EVENT – US Special Representative for Syria Engagement and Special Envoy to the Global Coalition To Defeat ISIS Ambassador James F. Jeffrey and Turkish Presidential Spokesperson Ambassador İbrahim Kalın join the Atlantic Council IN TURKEY and Rafik Hariri Center for the Middle East to discuss the future of Idlib and Syrian IDPs. The webinar will take place at 5:00 p.m. Turkey time / 10:00 am EDT.


Wed, Apr 29, 2020

What’s next for US-Iraq relations?

ONLINE EVENT – Nonresident Senior Fellow Dr. C. Anthony Pfaff discusses his new report that analyzes the current challenges in US-Iraq relations and presents policy recommendations.


Thu, Apr 9, 2020

Coronavirus and the Gulf economies

ONLINE EVENT – Discussion on how the Gulf states should respond to the economic consequences of the coronavirus pandemic.


Thu, Mar 26, 2020

The Russian-Saudi oil war: $15 per barrel?

With increasing uncertainty about just how deep of a wound the novel coronavirus will inflict on the global economy, what will be the effect of a Russian-Saudi oil war?


Wed, Jan 15, 2020

Reflections on 25 years of US policy in the Middle East

The past three decades have seen massive US military and diplomatic engagements in the Middle East and events that will continue to shape the world for years to come. What are the lessons learned, and how is the United States positioned to meet its goals?

11:30am Washington DC

Mon, Dec 9, 2019

Emirates Mars Mission and the UAE Science and Technology Vision

On December 9, the Atlantic Council hosted H.E. Sarah Al Amiri, UAE Minister of State for Advanced Sciences, and Omar Sharaf, Project Manager for the Emirates Mars Mission, for a discussion of the UAE Science and Technology Vision and the latest developments in the Emirates Mars Mission.

9:00am Washington DC