09 Apr 14

Ambassador Frank G. Wisner addresses the revolutionary changes that have swept the Middle East since 2010, considering, too, the origins of the crisis and the ongoing “situations” in Egypt and Syria. In the scope of his talk, Wisner also addresses contestations in Israel, Palestine, and Iran, and outlines choices that will have to be made by the United States and Europe in the coming months and years regarding these troubled states. Wisner’s remarks are based on decades of experience as a diplomat in the region, careful study of written analyses, and recent meetings with key government and civil-society actors in a number of Arab countries, Iran, and Turkey. Wisner held this lecture as a Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Visitor at the American Academy in Berlin in Spring 2014.