Panels

Evolution of the Iranian Threat

Panelists

Roya Hakakian, Journalist and Author of the Assassins of the Turquoise Palace
Tom Joscelyn, Senior Fellow, FDD
Emanuele Ottolenghi, Senior Fellow, FDD
John Schindler, Former National Security Agency expert in counterespionage and counterterrorism
Moderator: Cliff May, President, FDD


The Syrian Factor: The Middle East With and Without the Assad Dynasty

Panelists

Ammar Abdulhamid, Fellow, FDD
Tony Badran, Research Fellow, FDD
Brian Katulis, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress
Andrew Tabler, The Washington Institute for Near East Policy
Moderator: Josh Rogin, Foreign Policy


The Evolving Palestinian Strategy

Panelists

Nathan Brown, Professor of Political Science and International Affairs at The George Washington University
David Makovsky, The Washington Institute for Near East Policy
Dr. Jonathan Schanzer, Vice President, FDD
Moderator: Cliff May, President, FDD


Theaters of War

Panelists

Paul Berman, Contributing Editor, The New Republic
Catherine Dale, Specialist in International Security, Congressional Research Service
Lt. Col. John Nagl, President, Center for New American Security
Bill Roggio, Editor, FDD’s The Long War Journal
Moderator: Scott Shane, The New York Times


The “Arab Revolt” and Its Impact on the Regional Balance of Power

Panelists

Khairi Abaza, Senior Fellow, FDD
Soner Cagaptay, The Washington Institute for Near East Policy
Reuel Marc Gerecht, former CIA Iran Operative, and FDD Senior Fellow
Lee Smith, Fellow, FDD
Moderator: Jackson Diehl, The Washington Post


Toward an Effective Middle East Policy

Panelists

John Hannah, former national security advisor to the Vice President Cheney, and FDD Senior Fellow
Amb. John Limbert, former Iranian hostage and former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State
Stephen Rademaker, Principal at the Podesta Group, former Assistant Secretary of State
R. James Woolsey, former CIA Director, and FDD Chairman
Moderator: Mark Dubowitz, Executive Director, FDD