President, Ted Flinter, attended the launch of the November 2016 volume of The ANNALS
Middle East Institute
Lexington Group President, Ted Flinter, attended the launch of the November 2016 volume of The ANNALS from the American Academy of Political and Social Science. The November 2016 volume of The ANNALS from the American Academy of Political and Social Science examines the state of these issues today and provides some paths and priorities for the next president and administration.
When the next American president takes office in January 2017, he or she will encounter a challenging landscape with regard to terrorism, countering violent extremism, regional turmoil, and failed states in the Middle East and surrounding region. Even if the United States and its allies disrupt ISIS and other terrorist organizations, the problems of violent Islamist extremism and the social and demographic conditions that enable it will persist.
The ANNALS's guest co-editors Rand Beers (MEI Board Member), Richard A. Clarke(MEI Board Chairman), Emilian Papadopoulos (Good Harbor), and Paul Salem (MEI) discussed these issues and what the next president can do about them. National security correspondent Mary Louise Kelly (NPR) moderated the panel.