Middle East


Iran: from the Inside Out – April 22



Iran: from the Inside Out – April 22
The International Relations Council (IRC) will host Iran: From the Inside Out on Thursday, April 22, 2021. The IRC will host the presentation online via Zoom 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. (Central). The timing of this colloquium is intentional – the U.S. is at a critical juncture. The new Biden… Read More

Votel, Leaf discuss U.S. interests in the Middle East (pt. 2)



Votel, Leaf discuss U.S. interests in the Middle East (pt. 2)
In another episode of “The General and the Ambassador: A Conversation,” Ambassador (retired) Deborah McCarthy continues her conversation with General Joseph Votel and Ambassador Barbara Leaf. The first part of their discussion on U.S. interests in the Middle East aired earlier this month. In part two of McCarthy’s interview with… Read More

Votel, Leaf discuss U.S. interests in the Middle East (pt. 1)



Votel, Leaf discuss U.S. interests in the Middle East (pt. 1)
U.S. interests in the Middle East is the focus of the latest episode of Ambassador (retired) Deborah McCarthy’s podcast series “The General and the Ambassador: A Conversation.” The episode features General Joseph Votel and Ambassador Barbara Leaf. McCarthy’s guests discuss the diplomatic and military tools used by the United States… Read More