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'Unbalanced: Rethinking America’s Commitment to the Middle East'

Presented by Colorado College at Colorado College - JLK McHugh Commons, Colorado Springs CO

Oct 25 2017
‘Unbalanced: Rethinking America’s Commitment to the Middle East’ presented by Colorado College at ,

This talk explores the strategic challenges facing the United States in the Middle East today and discusses the benefits of a return to a more ‘hands-off’ approach to the region.

For the last quarter century, from the Gulf War to 9/11, the Wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the complexity of the Arab Spring, and today’s fight against ISIS, the Middle East has dominated American foreign policy.

Yet this period has proved a costly lesson in the folly of trying to shape a region through the use of military force.

Despite the deaths of over 6,500 U.S. service members (and an estimated 300,000 civilians) in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as costs of more than $3.4 trillion, the

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