Trump’s First 100 Days in the Middle East

The first 100 days are a small, unrepresentative fraction of a president’s term in office—but also a unique window of opportunity to signal priorities and build momentum. From the ongoing campaign against the Islamic State to countering Iranian influence to repairing relations with America’s Arab partners, how has President Donald Trump used the first 100 days to set U.S. policy in the Middle East, and what does this portend for the days ahead?

Please join the Center for American Progress for a discussion on the Trump administration’s first 100 days of policy in the Middle East. The event will mark the release of a new Center for American Progress report examining trends and challenges for the administration’s policies in the region.

Distinguished panelists:

Daniel Benaim, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress

Jon Finer, former Chief of Staff and Director of Policy Planning, U.S. Department of State

Richard Fontaine, President, Center for a New American Security

Kim Ghattas, Journalist, BBC News

Brian Katulis, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress


Center For American Progress, H Street Northwest, Washington, DC, United States

Additional information

A light lunch will be served at 11:30am.


Closed-captioned-enabled video will be posted following the conclusion of the event.
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