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U.S. and the Broader Middle East in the Post “Helos Out of Kabul” Environment


Michael Singh

Pursuant to Duke policy, vaccination is strongly encouraged and masks are required. If unable to attend in person, register for the webinar livestream at AGS.DUKE.EDU/CALENDAR Please join us for a conversation with Michael Singh on Middle East strategy in the context of great power competition. Professor Feaver and Michael Singh will discuss broader Middle East security policy following the recent developments of U.S. withdrawal from Afghanistan. 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. As the Institute's managing director, Mr. Singh conducts policy research and participates in the public debate over the direction and content of U.S. Middle East policy. In addition, he works closely with Institute executive director Robert Satloff to strengthen the Institute's policy impact, develop new initiatives, and oversee its broader work. During his tenure at the White House from 2005 to 2008, Mr. Singh was responsible for devising and coordinating U.S. national security policy toward the region stretching from Morocco to Iran, with a particular emphasis on Iran's nuclear and regional activities, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Syria, and security cooperation in the broader Middle East. Previously, Mr. Singh served as special assistant to secretaries of state Condoleezza Rice and Colin Powell and at the U.S. embassy in Israel.


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