march, 2019

07mar(mar 7)12:30 pm(mar 7)12:30 pmGreat Decisions: The Middle East-Regional DisorderChapters:Potomac

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Event Details

Great Decisions is a program of the non-partisan Foreign Policy Association in which local groups gather monthly to discuss topics associated with foreign policy of the United States.

Topic for March isĀ The Middle East: Regional Disorder by Lawrence G. Potter

As the presidency of Donald J. Trump passes the halfway point, the Middle East remains a region in turmoil. The Trump administration has aligned itself with strongmen in Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt, which along with Israel have a common goal of frustrating Iranian expansion. What will be the fallout from policy reversals such as withdrawing from the Iranian nuclear accord and moving the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem? Does the United States see a path forward in troubled states such as Syria, Yemen, Libya and Iraq? Is the United States headed toward war with Iran?

The Foreign Policy Institute briefing book provides an article and thought provoking questions for the topic of the month. A copy of the briefing book is available for use in the library (not to check out); ask at the Information Desk.

For more information, contact potomacfol@gmail.com with “Great Decisions” in the subject line.

No registration required.

Sponsored by Friends of the Library, Potomac Chapter.

 

Time

(Thursday) 12:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Location

Potomac Library

10101 Glenolden Dr, Potomac, MD 20854

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