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Mideast Realignment – Great Decisions

The first of our Great Decisions Lecture series focuses on Mideast Realignment. With Brian Katulis, Middle East Institute, offering his expert opinion and answering your questions.

The United States and Middle East are at a crossroads. In spite of a reduced presence in the Middle East, the U.S. still has significant national interests there and the area is a key arena for global power politics. Can the U.S. continue to defend its interests in the Middle East and globally with a lower level of military and political involvement, or should it recommit to a leading role in the region?


Feb 19 2024


6:00 pm - 7:30 pm




  • Brian Katulis
    Brian Katulis
    Vice President of Policy

    Brian Katulis is a senior fellow and vice president of policy at the Middle East Institute. He was formerly a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress (CAP), where he built the Center’s Middle East program and also worked on broader issues related to U.S. national security.

    He has produced influential studies that have shaped important discussions around regional policy, often providing expert testimony to key congressional committees on his findings. Katulis has also conducted extensive research in countries such as Egypt, Israel, Jordan, and the Palestinian territories. His past experience includes work at the National Security Council and the U.S. Departments of State and Defense.