Program Details

Iran Wars and US Policy

Walid Phares
Video Catch-up

Course Description

In this special pop-up lecture, Dr. Walid Phares will analyze the various wars waged by the Islamic Republic in the Middle East, from Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, and Yemen, and the escalating conflict with Israel, Saudi Arabia, and other actors, including the Kurds, civil societies in the region and the United States. Dr. Phares will also assess U.S. foreign policy in the region, particularly regarding the Iran regime, the Arab Coalition, and the Israeli Government. Finally, the lecture will cover the evolution of the Abraham Accord and the impact of the various Iranian conflicts on Arab ties to Israel. The talk will also discuss the possible alternatives to the Iran Deal and the future of the Iran protests. Dr. Phares's new book, "Iran and Imperialist Republic and U.S. Policy," will be made available for purchase and signing by the author.

About the Instructor

  • Walid Phares, Ph.D., an expert on geopolitics, served as Foreign Policy advisor for several Presidential candidates. He is the Co-Secretary General of the Transatlantic Parliamentary Group, a transatlantic caucus of members from the U.S. Congress and European Parliament. He advises lawmakers and leaders from the United States, Europe, and the Middle East. He previously served as an MSNBC Terrorism analyst and frequently appears in international media for English, Arabic, and French interviews. In 1994, he founded the Florida Society for Middle East Studies (FSMES) and has served as an advisor to human rights NGOs since 1992. He is the author of fifteen books and will be publishing his next book in 2022.