The Middle East 2017: Game of Pawns
An Evening with Intelligence Analyst Avi Melamed
Co-sponsored by the World Affairs Council of Connecticut and the Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Hartford
What forces are shaping today’s Middle East? Who really benefits from the existence of ISIS? How do Hezbollah, Hamas, and Iraq’s militias view their role? Intelligence analyst Avi Melamed will take you beyond the headlines and on a fascinating journey deep into the heart and minds of the big players. You’ll leave with a better understanding of the multidimensional, multi-faceted reality of the Middle East today.
Avi Melamed is the Salisbury Fellow of Intelligence and Middle East Affairs for the Eisenhower Institute, a former Israeli intelligence official and an expert on current affairs in the Arab and Muslim world. He is a frequent contributor to many news outlets, including ABC News, Bloomberg, CNN, NBC, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, Al Jazeera, and BBC Arabic.