2:00 pm EST - 3:00 pm EST

Past Event

Iran’s regional network and the crisis in the Middle East

Tuesday, February 27, 2024

2:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST

Online Only

The crisis in the Middle East has drawn U.S. attention back to the region, with multiple flashpoints beyond the Israel-Hamas war. Common to these flashpoints is the Islamic Republic of Iran and its proxies, including Shia militias in Iraq, Hezbollah in Lebanon, and the Houthis in Yemen, who have launched attacks on international shipping in the Red Sea. What is Tehran seeking to achieve and how does this network of Iranian-backed militias operate? How should the United States approach Iran and its proxies in navigating the current crisis?

The Center for Middle East Policy at Brookings hosted a discussion on February 27 on Iran, its self-described “axis of resistance,” and U.S. policy toward Tehran and its proxies.

Viewers submitted questions by emailing [email protected] and joined the conversation on Twitter / X with #IranNetwork.