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Drivers of Insecurity and Instability in the Middle East and South Asia

The Middle East and South Asia are complex and volatile regions. At this event, Kamran Bokhari, a senior analyst with the intelligence firm Geopolitical Futures and senior fellow with the Center for Global Policy, will identify and discuss three main drivers of insecurity and instability in these two parts of the world: autocratic meltdown, geosectarianism, and jihadism.

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May. 17, 2017
10:30am – 12:00pm

Location

5th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
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Drivers of Insecurity and Instability in the Middle East and South Asia

The Middle East and South Asia are complex and volatile regions. At this event, Kamran Bokhari, a senior analyst with the intelligence firm Geopolitical Futures and senior fellow with the Center for Global Policy, will identify and discuss three main drivers of insecurity and instability in these two parts of the world: autocratic meltdown, geosectarianism, and jihadism. These drivers play out, according to Dr. Bokhari, in a fragile political environment in which autocracy is no longer viable while democracy is either failing to emerge or struggling to take root. The result is the formation of large, ungoverned spaces that give rise to violent extremists. Dr. Bokhari will also address the consequences of all these developments for five key regional players: India, Iran, Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, and Turkey.

Speaker

Kamran Bokhari

Senior Analyst, Geopolitical Futures; Senior Fellow, Center for Global Policy
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Asia Program

The Asia Program promotes policy debate and intellectual discussions on U.S. interests in the Asia-Pacific as well as political, economic, security, and social issues relating to the world’s most populous and economically dynamic region.   Read more

Middle East Program

The Wilson Center’s Middle East Program serves as a crucial resource for the policymaking community and beyond, providing analyses and research that helps inform U.S. foreign policymaking, stimulates public debate, and expands knowledge about issues in the wider Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.  Read more

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