Heightened tensions in the Middle East, the breaking of relations between Saudi Arabia and Iran, and the winds of a cold war between Washington and Moscow have already complicated 2016. As proxy wars heat up, policy makers are faced with increasingly difficult options. The panel discussed where the region is headed and how to curb the downward spiral to violence and sectarian divisions.
Sir John Jenkins, Executive Director - IISS Middle East
Amr Moussa, Former Secretary General of the Arab League
Ambassador Wendy Chamberlin, President Middle East Institute
Fuad Hussein, Chief of Staff, KRG Presidency
Laith Kubba, Senior Director, Middle East & North Africa, National Endowment for Democracy
Joseph Bahout, Visiting Fellow, Carnegie Endowment for International Peace