The relationships between the Middle East and maritime Asia are becoming ever more extensive. Against the backdrop of this deepening cross-regional interdependence with Asian economies and middle classes expanding rapidly, the Arab Middle East is grappling with profound political changes and challenges, and the United States is engaged in strategic "rebalancing." Dr. Michael Hudson will discuss how the political upheaval in the Middle East and US involvement in the Arab world are viewed in Singapore and, more broadly, in maritime Asia.
This event is presented by the Middle East Institute's Middle East-Asia Project (MAP) in cooperation with MEI-NUS.
Dr. Michael Hudson is professor and director of MEI Singapore. He is also professor emeritus of International Relations and Arab Studies at Georgetown University where he served as director for many years. Dr. Hudson has edited and contributed to numerous books, including Middle East Dilemma: The Politics and Economics of Arab Integration (Columbia University Press/CCAS, 1999), The Palestinians: New Directions (CCAS, 1990), and Alternative Approaches to the Arab-Israeli Conflict (CCAS, 1984).
Dr. John Calabrese teaches US foreign policy at American University in Washington, DC. He also serves as a scholar-in-residence at the Middle East Institute where he is directing MEI's project on The Middle East and Asia (MAP). He is the book review editor of The Middle East Journal and general series editor of MEI Viewpoints.