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Facing Disaster In The Middle East: Do We Have Only Bad Options?

Chatham House, London

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Stephen Kinzer, author of Reset the Middle East
Chair: Dr Claire Spencer, Head, Middle East and North Africa Programme


The speaker will argue that American and European policies toward the Middle East have produced a region immersed in violence, terror, anger and oppression. Yet, although new and terrifying threats are emerging from the region, new opportunities also present themselves. Stephen Kinzer will look at ways to seize these opportunities and offers ideas, including the need for the West to change policies that were shaped for the Cold War, to create a new approach to the world's most turbulent region.