The Gulf States and the Contest for the Middle East

Wednesday, February 19, 2014 - 01:45 to 04:00
Event Location:
Reserve Officers Association, , 20002-5618

Sponsored by the Reserve Officers Association and the Foreign Policy Research Institute's Program on National Security and Program on the Middle East

In the latest chapter in festering geopolitical competition over dominance in the Persian/Arabian Gulf, the proxy war in Syria between Iran and the Gulf States has garnered world-wide attention. A panel discussion made up of regional experts and international relations scholars will explore the dangerous regional balance of power and examine courses of action.


  • Amin Tarzi, Director of Middle East Studies at the Marine Corps University in Quantico, VA and Senior Fellow at FRPI 
  •  Brandon Friedman, Research Fellow, Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies, Tel Aviv University, and Senior Fellow, FPRI
  •  Jakub Grygiel, George H.W. Bush Senior Associate Professor of International Relations, Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies, and Senior Fellow, FPRI


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