Center for American Progress

EVENT ADVISORY: Exploring Pathways to De-Escalating Middle East Tensions
Press Advisory

EVENT ADVISORY: Exploring Pathways to De-Escalating Middle East Tensions

Washington, D.C. — The Trump administration has taken a series of measures that have contributed to greater instability and uncertainty in the Middle East. These misguided moves include the “maximum pressure” campaign against Iran, sudden policy shifts in Syria, and steps aimed at changing the terms that have guided bipartisan U.S. engagement on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict for decades. Increased tensions with Iran this summer and escalating conflict in Syria this fall have raised concerns about broader regional conflict.

Please join the Center for American Progress for a panel discussion with experts who will analyze the implications of recent U.S. policy shifts and explore possible pathways to ending conflict and reducing tensions in the region.

Press are welcome to RSVP by following this link.

A light lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m.

Dr. Yasmine Farouk, Visiting Fellow in the Middle East Program, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
Dr. Nimrod Goren, Founder, Mitvim – The Israeli Institute for Regional Foreign Policies
Dr. Ariane M. Tabatabai, Associate Political Scientist, RAND Corporation

Brian Katulis, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress


Tuesday, October 29, 2019

12 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET


Center for American Progress

1333 H Street NW, 10th floor

Washington, D.C., 20005

For more information, please contact Sam Hananel at or 202-478-6327.