The southern Persian Gulf today represents an interplay of complex Islamist currents. From Iran’s involvement in Yemen’s long-running civil war to the changing nature of faith in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the area is now one of intense ideological and geopolitical competition – one that will help shape the broader Middle East in profound ways. Our expert panel will delves into those complexities and their implications for the region.
- Katherine Zimmerman, Resident Fellow, American Enterprise Institute
- Varsha Koduvayur, Senior Research Analyst, Foundation for Defense of Democracies
- James Barnett, Research Fellow, Hudson Institute
and moderator Ilan Berman, Senior Vice President, American Foreign Policy Council