U.S.-Iran Conflict: The State of Foreign Relations in the Middle East

Jan 10, 2020

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With the killing of Iran's top general and threats of U.S. troops being asked to leave Iraq, our panel discusses what has happened and what may be next for the volatile region.


Sen. Angus King, U.S. senator from Maine, serves on four oversight committees: Rules, Intelligence, Armed Services, and Energy and Natural Resources.

Aaron David Miller, senior fellow focusing on U.S. foreign policy, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

Larry Pope, former ambassador to Chad, political advisor to Gen. Anthony Zinni in Central Command, Charge d’Affaires in Tripoli, Libya, in the aftermath of the Benghazi attack. Retired from the U.S. Foreign Service in 2000 after 31 years of service.

Allison Hodgkins, non-resident fellow at the Boston Consortium for Arab Region Studies. A Maine native, she has lived and worked in the Middle East for over 15 years, including serving on the faculty of the American University in Cairo from 2012-2019, and running study programs for U.S. undergraduate students and faculty in Jordan, Israel, and the Palestinian Territories. She has taught courses at the University of Jordan, Bentley College, and Northeastern University, and is a regular contributor to the Cairo Review of Global Affairs, and Political Violence @ a Glance.