Aaron David Miller: Gulliver's Troubles - How America Lost Its Groove in the Middle East
Gulliver’s Troubles: How America Lost Its Groove in the Middle East
Aaron David Miller, Former Middle East Advisor, U.S. State DepartmentJonathan Curiel, San Francisco Journalist; Author, Al’ America – Moderator
Miller contends that America is in an investment trap in a highly unstable region: it can’t fix the Middle East and it can’t run away from it. The arguable diplomatic failure of several presidential administrations has left the U.S. wandering around in a region it doesn’t fully understand. America, says Miller, has become a modern day Gulliver, tied into knots by small powers and misconceptions.
MLF: Middle EastLocation: SF Club OfficeTime: 5:30 p.m. networking, 6 p.m. program Cost: $8 members, $15 non-membersProgram Organizer: Celia Menczel