11 2020

Will COVID Change the Middle East as We Know It?

6:00PM - 7:00PM  


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An Evening with Ambassador Dennis Ross and David Makovsky

Covid-19 is affecting all Middle Eastern states. Already devastated by maximum economic pressure, Covid has hit Iran very hard, and yet it continues its aggressive policies in the region, even as it has reduced its break out time on its nuclear program. How do we explain it? The Gulf States—Saudi Arabia, UAE, and Kuwait—have always bailed out Egypt and Jordan when they were in economic distress, but they are now stressed themselves. What can we expect? Israel, while more successful than most countries in dealing with Covid, is now experiencing a resurgence of the virus and yet is still contemplating annexation. How is annexation likely to affect a region that is being hit hard by Covid-19? Dennis Ross and David Makovsky will discuss these issues and what we can expect in the Middle East in this time of uncertainty.

There is no fee, but please RSVP for planning purposes. This event is held virtually on Zoom. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the event.