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September 17, 2007

After Iraq: U.S. Strategy in the Middle East After the Troops Come Home

General Petraeus’ much-anticipated report to Congress and the current discussion about Iraq are focused on how many troops are deployed there, how effective they are, and when they’re coming home. But what’s missing from the popular debate is a discussion of what comes next. Once there is a significant drawdown of U.S. forces in Iraq, what should American strategy be in the Middle East?

In its fall issue, Democracy: A Journal of Ideas brings together an unprecedented collection of thirteen of the top progressive foreign policy thinkers writing on the critical topic: "What the U.S. should do once it leaves Iraq." Three of the authors will join us to discuss the future of American foreign policy in the Middle East. They are:

*Jessica Tuchman Mathews, president of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

*Ray Takeyh, senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations and author of Hidden Iran: Paradox and Power in the Islamic Republic.

*Will Marshall, president of the Progressive Policy Institute and editor of With All Our Might: A Progressive Strategy for Defeating Jihadism and Defending Liberty.

Kenneth Baer, co-editor of Democracy: A Journal of Ideas, will moderate the panel.

The panelists will take audience questions as part of the discussion. A light breakfast will be served.

Monday, September 17. 9:30 to 11 AM
The Root Room at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace
1779 Massachusetts Ave NW
Washington, D.C.

RSVP to rsvp@democracyjournal.org


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