In recent months, protests rocked the Middle East. Prime ministers have resigned in Iraq and Lebanon. Hundreds of protesters were gunned down in Iran. Libya continues to boil.

For decades, US foreign policy in the region has been on autopilot: seek Arab-Israeli peace, fight terrorism, and futilely urge regimes to respect human rights. Every US administration puts its own spin on these initiatives, but none has successfully resolved the region’s fundamental problems.

Please join AEI for the release of Michael Rubin and Brian Katulis’ new edited volume, “Seven Pillars: What Really Causes Instability in the Middle East?” (AEI Press, 2019)they and the book’s authors tackle the core drivers of conflict and instability in this vital part of the world.

This audio first appeared at an AEI event held on Jan. 8, 2020 at AEI’s headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Watch the full event here.

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