1:00 pm EST - 3:00 pm EST

Past Event

Mounting challenges in the Middle East for Japan and the United States

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

1:00 pm - 3:00 pm EST

Brookings Institution
Falk Auditorium

1775 Massachusetts Avenue NW
Washington, DC

As various related and converging factors continue to drive instability in the greater Middle East, the rules of the regional game are changing and the ability of the United States to shape the outcomes is declining. With more international stakeholders involved and competing strategies at stake, the issue of burden-sharing becomes more prominent. While often overlooked in Washington, Japan’s interests in the region provide both opportunities and challenges for U.S. policy in the Middle East region. 

On February 17, the Center for East Asia Policy Studies at Brookings held a public forum bringing together experts from Japan and the United States to examine the economic and security issues in the Middle East that impact American and Japanese interests, values and strategies. Panelists analyzed areas where these interests may diverge, and how both sides can identify and develop effective policies.

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