From the International Center for Terrorism Studies (ICTS) at the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies:

A Special Seminar on

Russia’s Middle East Strategy: Quo Vadis?


Does Russia's latest involvement in the Syrian crisis marks a significant “game-changer” in the Middle East? Can this "surprise" development lead to an escalated confrontation or contribute to combating terrorism in the region and beyond? A distinguished panel of former government officials and academics analyzed the current situation and provided recommendations for future policies and actions by the United States and its allies.


Date: Friday, October 23, 2015

12:00 Noon to 2:00 PM


Place: The Potomac Institute for Policy Studies

901 N. Stuart Street, Suite 200

Arlington, VA 22203

(Ballston Metro Station, Orange or Silver Line)


This event hosted several distinguished speakers:

General Alfred Gray, USMC (Ret.), Twenty-Ninth Commandant of the United States Marine Corps; Senior Fellow and Chairman of the Board of Regents, Potomac Institute for Policy Studies


Professor Yonah Alexander, Director, Inter-University Center for Terrorism Studies, and Senior Fellow, Potomac Institute for Policy Studies


Professor Shireen Hunter, Research Professor at the Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding at Georgetown University, with which she has been associated since 2005, as Visiting Fellow and then Visiting Professor


Dr. Andrew Bowen, Senior Fellow and Director of Middle East Studies, Center for the National Interest


Scott Edelman, Former State Department advisor to U.S. Naval Forces, Central Command


Greg Gross, Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense and senior staff member, U.S. Senate; currently, consultant on foreign policy and military affairs






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