This hearing will examine the aftermath of the U.S. strike on Qassem Soleimani and the implications for U.S. policy in the Middle East.


Mara Karlin, Ph.D.
Director of Strategic Studies
Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies
(Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Strategy and Force Development, U.S. Department of Defense)

Ariane Tabatabai, Ph.D.
Associate Political Scientist
RAND Corporation
Adjunct Senior Research Scholar
Columbia University School of International and Public Affairs

Ms. Danielle Pletka
Senior Fellow in Foreign and Defense Policy Studies
American Enterprise Institute
Andrew H. Siegel Professor on American Middle Eastern Foreign Policy
Georgetown University Walsh School of Foreign Service