Iran's regional network and the crisis in the Middle East

Tuesday, February 27, 2024, 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. EST
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The crisis in the Middle East has drawn U.S. attention back to the region, with multiple flashpoints beyond the Israel-Hamas war. Common to these flashpoints is the Islamic Republic of Iran and its proxies, including Shia militias in Iraq, Hezbollah in Lebanon, and the Houthis in Yemen, who have launched attacks on international shipping in the Red Sea. What is Tehran seeking to achieve and how does this network of Iranian-backed militias operate? How should the United States approach Iran and its proxies in navigating the current crisis.  

On February 27, the Center for Middle East Policy at Brookings will hold an online discussion on Iran, its self-described “axis of resistance,” and U.S. policy toward Tehran and its proxies. 

Viewers can submit questions by emailing or by joining the conversation on X (formerly Twitter) with #IranNetwork.

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