House Armed Services Committee Defense Review Threat Panel

The Future Security Environment of the Middle East

Testifying before the Defense Review Threat Panel of the House Committee on Armed Services, Byman argued that the rise of terrorism and nuclear proliferation in the last decade have only intensified the danger posed by the Middle East.

According to Byman, when one adds in the fact that almost all regimes in the region, bar Israel, face challenges to their legitimacy, the Middle East consequently has the potential for continued violence and instability in the decades to come.