RAND Expert to Speak on China's and Russia’s Roles in the Middle East


Christine Wormuth, director of the RAND International Security and Defense Policy Center, will testify before the House Foreign Affairs Middle East, North Africa, and International Terrorism Subcommittee on China's and Russia's evolving roles in the Middle East.


Wormuth will discuss:

  • where the interests and strategic objectives of China and Russia in the Middle East overlap
  • U.S. policy recommendations in the region
  • how the U.S. approach in the Middle East fits into the paradigm of great power competition
  • how the U.S. approach in the Middle East affects U.S. responsibilities and strategy towards China and Russia in other theaters.


2:00 p.m., ET, Thursday, May 9, 2019


2212 Rayburn House Office Building, Washington, D.C.


To arrange an interview, contact the RAND Office of Media Relations:
(703) 414-4795 or
(310) 451-6913, or
send an email to media@rand.org.

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