America's future in the Middle East: Presidential contenders and their policies with Michael Singh

When

6.00pm–7.30pm

17 August 2016

Type

Public forum

Topics

Foreign policy, defence and strategy

With the mind-boggling US presidential election campaign coming to a close in a matter of months, what kind of Middle East policy can we expect from the candidates?

For more than half a century the US has been the key external force impacting this critical region. Is it viable for the US to disengage? Is there any chance for stability?

Michael Singh, senior fellow and managing director at The Washington Institute, provided insights into how the candidates will likely engage with the major players in the region and what legacy the Obama Administration has left for future policy-makers.

This was a rare opportunity to hear from a senior leader of one of Washington DC’s most highly respected policy think tanks.  

Featuring

  • Adjunct Associate Professor James Brown
    Adjunct Associate Professor James Brown
    Director, Foreign Policy, Defence and Strategy (leave of absence), United States Studies Centre

    James Brown is Director, Foreign Policy, Defence and Strategy of the US Studies Centre at the University of Sydney. He is currently on leave without pay until 2018 to perform the voluntary role of President, RSL NSW.

  • Michael Singh
    Managing Director, The Washington Institute

    Michael Singh is the Lane-Swig senior fellow and managing director at The Washington Institute and a former senior director for Middle East affairs at the National Security Council.

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