As the presidency of Donald J. Trump passes the halfway point, the Middle East remains a region in turmoil. The Trump administration has aligned itself with strongmen in Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt, which along with Israel have a common goal of frustrating Iranian expansion. What will be the fallout from policy reversals such as withdrawing from the Iranian nuclear accord and moving the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem? Does the United States see a path forward in troubled states such as Syria, Yemen, Libya and Iraq? Is the United States headed toward war with Iran?
Great Decisions is America's largest discussion program on world affairs. Forsyth County Public Library and the University of North Georgia(UNG) will present information and lead discussions on a range of fascinating and timely geopolitical topics.
Each session will be held at the Post Road Library, 5010 Post Road, Cumming and will be led by a member of the UNG faculty.
Topics for 2019 are:
January 22: Refugees and Global Migration presented by Raluca Viman-Miller
January 29: The Middle East: Regional Disorder presented by Victoria Hightower
February 5: Nuclear Negotiations: Back to the Future? presented by Seyed Hamid Serri
February 12: The Rise of Populism in Europe presented by Nathan Price
February 19: Decoding U.S. - China Trade presented by Laurel Wei
February 26: Cyber Conflict and Geopolitics presented by Craig Greathouse
March 5: The United States and Mexico: Partnership Tested presented by Tamara Spike & Alexander Wisnoski
March 19: State of the State Department and Diplomacy presented by Jonathan Miner