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World Affairs Member Coffee and Discussion Group - The Middle East after Trump

  • Wed, July 12, 2017
  • 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
  • Tiqa Cafe, Deering Oaks Park 356 State St. Portland, ME
Monthly Meeting of the
World Affairs Council of Maine
Member Coffee and Discussion Group
      
The Middle East after Trump's Visit

Members, please join us for the WACM Coffee Group. This is an informal monthly get-together just for members to talk in a small group about a global topic of current interest.  Sign-up is required as space is limited to 12 members to allow for a good small-group discussion.  Please email Amy Holland at aholland@wacmaine.org or call (207) 780-4337 if you plan to attend.
 
This month's background reading:

The long-term cost of Saudi succession shake-up by Bruce Riedel, Al-Monitor, June 21, 2017.

Saudi King ousts nephew to name son as first in line to throne by Martin Chulov and Julian Borger, The Guardian, June 21, 2017.


Qatar et al.: Donald Trump as a Saudi Lobbyist by Stephan Richter, The Globalist, June 20, 2017.

State Department lashes out at Gulf Countries over Qatar embargo by Gardiner Harris, The New York Times, June 20, 2017.

Qatar punched above its weight. Now it's paying the price by Joost Hiltermann, International Crisis Group, June 19, 2017.

How the Saudi-Qatar Rivalry, Now Combusting, Reshaped the Middle East by Max Fisher, The New York Times, June 13, 2017.

Russian hackers to blame for sparking Qatar crisis, FBI inquiry finds by Patrick Wintour, The Guardian, June 7, 2017.





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