The Future of U.S. Foreign Policy in the Middle East

The 2020-2021 Foreign Policy Forum Series is presented by Hitachi Healthcare Americas. Our community partners for this forum are the Northeast Ohio Consortium for Middle Eastern Studies (NOCMES) and the CWRU Center for International Affairs. President Biden’s Administration inherited a host of challenges and opportunities in the Middle East. It has become clear over the […]

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The United States and Iran: What Will the Next Four Years Hold?

The 2020-2021 Foreign Policy Forum Series is presented by Hitachi Healthcare Americas. Multiple issues surround the U.S.-Iran relationship and now face the Biden Administration. A primary policy consideration  is Iran’s nuclear program and the possibility of restoring the 2015 nuclear agreement. How can the Biden Administration work to prevent a Iranian nuclear weapons program and […]

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Securing the Future in a Changing Middle East with Ambassador Ryan Crocker

Since President Trump withdrew the U.S. from the Iran nuclear deal and reimposed crippling unilateral sanctions, is the U.S. heading toward an inevitable war with Iran or is reconciliation possible? What are the workable policy options for the United States in the Middle East given the constant changing power dynamics? Will the Administration’s maximum pressure […]

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Exploring Russia’s Role in the Middle East

Cleveland Committee on Foreign Relations events are for CCFR members only. Anna Borshchevskaya is the Ira Weiner Fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, where she focuses on Russia’s policy towards the Middle East. Borshchevskaya suggests that although many were surprised by Putin’s intervention in Syria, it was years in the making. Borshchevskaya will […]

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Where Do We Go From Here: The Future of U.S.-Iran Relations

Cleveland Committee on Foreign Relations events are for CCFR members only. Jarrett Blanc, former U.S. State Department Deputy Lead Coordinator for Iran Nuclear Implementation, will kick off our 80th season with a discussion on the Iran Nuclear Deal. With Middle East security, economic considerations, and various international relationships on the line, Blanc will explore the United […]

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The New Afghanistan Policy: How New and What’s It Worth?

Cleveland Council on World Affairs Presents: A Foreign Policy Forum  Join CCWA as we host former U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan and current President of the American Academy of Diplomacy Ronald E. Neumann for a discussion on U.S. policy on Afghanistan. In August 2017, the Trump Administration announced a policy shift increasing troops in Afghanistan and […]

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