Even as the Lebanese Army and United Nations forces enforce a tenuous ceasefire between Hizballah and Israel, the stability of the Middle East remains in considerable doubt. As the political consequences of the war continue to be felt in both Israel and Lebanon, the conflict has raised broader questions about the influence of Iran in the heart of the Middle East.
On September 6, leading experts address the consequences of the recent fighting, the implications for attempts to revive the Middle East peace process and the impact of recent developments on U.S. foreign policy. Participants included Nahum Barnea, one of Israel's top political journalists writing for Yediot Ahronot, and a Brookings visiting fellow; Martin Indyk, former ambassador to Israel and Saban Center director; Hisham Milhem, Washington correspondent for the Lebanese daily An-Nahar; and Carlos Pascual, vice president and director of Foreign Policy Studies. Kenneth Pollack, senior fellow and Saban Center director of research, moderated the panel discussion.