Faculty of Governance, Economics and Social Sciences is organizing a conference titled ''US Foreign Policy'' scheduled on Wednesday, September 14 (05:15 p.m), and taking place at the Active Learning located in Bloc A- Main Floor.


In the last few years several overlapping developments have significantly altered the geo-economic and geo-political dynamics of the global political system. The list includes the Covid-19 pandemic, the war in Ukraine and economic recession. Meanwhile, the rivalry between global powers (United States, Europe, Russia and China) has intensified. Leaders in the broad Middle East (and elsewhere) have reacted to these developments in different ways. Their goal is to advance their countries’ national interests and navigate the challenges of the emerging regional and global systems. For decades, the United States has been a major security and economic partner to several Middle Eastern countries.

This event seeks to examine the main forces that shape American foreign policy in the Middle East and beyond. Poverty, gender inequality, energy security, climate change, technology and national security are some of the main challenges facing the broad Middle East, the United States and the rest of the world. Meanwhile, regional crises (i.e. the on-going negotiation between global powers and Iran over the latter’s nuclear program and civil wars in Libya and Yemen have further underscored the urgent need to engage in a strategic dialogue to address these challenges.