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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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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