The The End of Pax Americana: Why Washington's Middle East Pullback Makes Sense

On November 18, 2015, the Center on National Security hosted Steven Simon and Jonathan Stevenson to discuss the future of U.S. involvement in the Middle East. 

Steve Simon a Visting Lecturer at Dartmouth College. He previously served as senior director for Middle Eastern and North African Affairs at the White House from 2011 through 2012.

Jonathan Stevenson is a professor of strategic studies at the U.S. Naval War College. From 2011 to 2013, he served as Director for Political Military Affairs, Middle East and North Africe on the Nation Security Staff at the White House.