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The ISIS Crisis in the Middle East - What Drives it; Can it be Contained?; What Should the U.S. Do?

April 06, 2016 at 5:45 PM 
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The Citadel Alumni Center
69 Hagood Ave.
Charleston, SC 29403

Speaker: Andrew Peek
Fellow in Middle Eastern Affairs at the American Foreign Policy Council in Washington, DC


NOTE: The reception begins at 5:00pm and the Awards Program begins at 5:45pm.

The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) is at the epicenter of global fears about Islamist terrorism, the collapse of regional stability in the Middle East, the growth of violent Sunni-Shia sectarianism, the outflow of huge numbers of refugees, and constitutes a huge challenge and potential danger to the United States.  Andrew Peek will address these issues, helping us to clarify our thinking about what is certain to remain at the top of America's foreign policy agenda for the foreseeable future. 

Mr. Peek is Fellow in Middle Eastern Affairs at the American Foreign Policy Council in Washington who also teaches at American University and at the School of Advanced international Studies (SAIS) at Johns Hopkins University where he is a candidate for the Ph.D. His work focuses on conflicts and political transitions in the Middle East and Iran. he also writes a foreign affairs column for the New York Observer.  
Mr. Peek was previously a strategic adviser to the top US and NATO commander in Afghanistan where he handled intelligence and special operations issues for Gen. John Allen.  He also helped craft policy toward Lebanon, Syria and Iran as a foreign affairs adviser for two different U.S. senators. As a former U.S. Army intelligence officer, he also supported U.S. operations throughout the Middle East.  
He is a graduate of Princeton University and received his MA degree from Harvard. 

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