RAND Experts Discuss Events in Middle East

Conference Call with Media

February 24, 2011
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RAND experts considered the humanitarian and diplomatic challenges presented by the revolt in Libya, the potential role of the Islamic Brotherhood in reshaping Egypt, and the ramifications of Middle East strife for Iran during a media call. Participants were Amb. (Ret.) Charles Ries, head of the Center for Middle East Public Policy; Ali Nader, international policy analyst; Audra Grant, political scientist; Julie Taylor, political scientist; Fred Wehrey, senior policy analyst; and Lorenzo Vidino, visiting fellow; the moderator was Jeffrey Hiday, director of media relations.