Religion and religious actors occupy a central role in the politics of Muslim majority countries of the Middle East. How these actors view the U.S. and its policies in the region is critical to American interests. At this event, panelists discussed the results of a new regionwide survey on key policy topics, including foreign intervention in the Middle East, regional violence and democratic forms of governance. Experts also examined how major religious actors such as the Muslim Brotherhood, the AKP and the Ennahdha Party view and engage with U.S. actions in the Middle East, and analyzed the implications for Trump administration policies.
Ph.D. Candidate, Princeton University
Tarek Masoud, Ph.D.
Sultan of Oman Professor of International Relations, John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University
Ph.D. Candidate, Stanford University
A.Kadir Yildirim, Ph.D.
Fellow, Center for the Middle East, Baker Institute