Conference Multimedia: Understanding the New Middle East

Panel 5: Regional and International Competition in the New Middle East


A sniper fired at a group of fleeing civilians in west Mosul, Iraq. Credit Ivor Prickett/Panos Pictures

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"International Law and the 'New Middle East'"

Aslı Bâli is Professor of Law at the UCLA School of Law, Faculty Director of the Law School’s Promise Institute for Human Rights, and Director of the UCLA Center for Near Eastern Studies.

"Into the Unknown: Turkish Foreign Policy under President Erdogan"

Henri Barkey is the Bernard L. and Bertha F. Cohen Professor of International Relations at Lehigh University, and former Director of the Middle East Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. His most recent work includes Turkey's Syria Predicament (2014) and Iraq, Its Neighbors and the United States, co-edited with Phebe Marr and Scott Lasensky (2011).

"The Middle East Regional Crisis"

Gregory Gause is professor of international affairs and John H. Lindsay '44 Chair in the Department of International Affairs in the Bush School of Government and Public Service, Texas A&M University, where he also serves as the head of the department. His most recent book is The International Relations of the Persian Gulf (2010).

Respondent: James Gelvin is a professor of History at UCLA. His most recent book is The New Middle East: What Everyone Needs to Know (2017).



CNES Understanding the New Middle East: Day 2 Panel 5



CNES Understanding the New Middle East: Day 2 Panel 5

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Published: Thursday, February 8, 2018