Middle East

Chair: Scott Weiner

The YPFP Middle East Discussion Group focuses on political, security, sociological, and cultural trends in the contemporary Middle East and North Africa as well as the United States' relationship with and role in the region.  

Membership Criteria:

  • Close professional or academic contact with the region.
  • Experience living or working in the region. 
  • A basic grasp of the history of the region.
  • Ability to engage in a civil manner with those holding drastically opposed viewpoints to one's own.

Publications (click to view):

The group's latest report discusses the next generation of leadership in the Middle East. Looking across the region, it identifies key challenges including economic insecurity, political conflict, and social unrest. It identifies who in the region is most likely to take on these challenges and how.