Yesterday, the New America Foundation and Foreign Policy hosted a great program focusing on the state of play in Middle East peace restart efforts and launching the new “Middle East Channel” at FP (which is a joint project of the Project on Middle East Political Science at George Washington University and the New America Foundation’s Middle East Task Force).
Everyone was brilliant — but Aaron David Miller set a compelling tone for discussing what was “serious” and was not in the Middle East Peace business. Miller authored this month’s cover story of Foreign Policy titled “The False Religion of Middle East Peace.”
Excuse my room organizing directions at the beginning — all fun — but the content of the meeting was excellent all through.
Susan Glasser, Editor in Chief of Foreign Policy, also offered worlds of welcome and introduced the Channel. George Washington University Professor Marc Lynch and the original driver of the Middle East Channel then moderated a discussion including Aaron David Miller, the International Crisis Group’s Rob Malley, and New America Foundation’s Daniel Levy.
— Steve Clemons