Dear Friends and Colleagues,
The Project on U.S. Relations with the Islamic World at Brookings recently concluded the 12th annual U.S.-Islamic World Forum in Doha, Qatar. The Forum, which took place June 1 to 3, focused on issues relating to historic shifts in geopolitical realities affecting the United States and Muslim communities around the world.
The 2015 Forum sessions included a keynote address by Gen. John Allen (USMC, Ret.), U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for the Coalition to Confront ISIL. His remarks can be found on our website. If you did not have the opportunity to watch the other Forum sessions, you can watch videos of the discussions and learn more about the conference overall.
As part of the Forum, many of our participants wrote posts on the Markaz blog to share their thoughts on one of the diverse topics discussed. We’ve highlighted a few for you below on the role of women in the Islamic world, countering violent extremism in Iraq, and pluralism in the Arab world.
In the coming months, we will release papers by the 2015 Forum Working and Action Groups, which focus on current issues confronting the Islamic world.
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Director, Project on U.S. Relations with the Islamic World
June 4th, 2015