March 1, 2016
With the emergence of an expansionist ISIS, an aggressive Iran, and the continuation of a ruinous Syrian civil war, Middle East states are in crisis. What challenges and opportunities lay ahead for American and Israeli foreign policy makers as well as the American Jewish community?
Elliott Abrams is a senior fellow for Middle Eastern Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations in Washington, DC. He served as deputy assistant to the president and deputy national security advisor in the administration of President George W. Bush, where he supervised U.S. policy in the Middle East for the White House.
Tamara Coffman Wittes is a senior fellow and the director of the Center for Middle East Policy at Brookings. Wittes served as deputy assistant secretary of state for Near Eastern affairs from November of 2009 to January 2012.
Ami Eden is the CEO and editor-in-chief of the Jewish Telegraphic Agency. He joined JTA as editor-in-chief in 2008 and was appointed CEO in 2010. He will serve as moderator.