Tuesday, July 17, the Center for a New American Security, the New America
Foundation and the American Enterprise Institute hosted an in-depth discussion on the opportunities and challenges posed to the United States by events in the
Greater Middle East. Panelists discussed electoral transitions following
the Arab Spring, the ongoing civil war in Syria, the changing role of Turkey
and Iran's regional and international profile. Ambassador Dennis Ross provided introductory remarks.
continued a unique collaboration among these institutions in the presidential
campaign season, "Election 2012: The National Security Agenda." Past
conversations covered the U.S. role in the world, policy in East Asia and the
national security budget.