Suzanne Maloney

The Brookings Institution

Vice President and Director, Foreign Policy

Suzanne Maloney is Vice President and Director of the Foreign Policy program at the Brookings Institution and a Senior Fellow in Brookings's Center for Middle East Policy. Her research focuses on Iran and Persian Gulf energy. Dr. Maloney is the author of several books, including Iran’s Political Economy since the Revolution (Cambridge University Press, 2015) and Iran’s Long Reach: Iran as a Pivotal State in the Muslim World (United States Institute of Peace, 2008), as well as numerous articles. Her latest book, The Iranian Revolution at 40, was released in February 2020. Dr. Maloney previously served as an external advisor to senior State Department officials on long-term issues related to Iran. Before joining Brookings, she served on the Secretary of State’s policy planning staff; as Middle East advisor for ExxonMobil Corporation; and Director of the 2004 Council on Foreign Relations Task Force on US policy toward Iran, chaired by former National Security Advisor Zbigniew Brzezinski and Secretary of Defense Robert Gates. Dr. Maloney holds a doctorate from the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.

Sessions With Suzanne Maloney

Tuesday, 8 March

  • 07:30am - 08:35am (CST) / 08/mar/2022 01:30 pm - 08/mar/2022 02:35 pm

    Middle East Geopolitics: Regional prospects in a changing energy landscape

    Panel Markets/Economics/Strategy

    As the United Sates continues to recalibrate its strategy in the Middle East, regional states are securing their interests through new alliances, regional diplomatic initiatives, economic integration but also conflicts and proxy wars. How does the emerging realignments impact the region’s stability? How do the Abraham accords change the region’s trajectory? Is there a prospect for de-escalation between Iran and the Arab Gulf states? How are governments reorienting their economies? What new opportunities does the oil price recovery create to accelerate transformation strategies? How does the energy transition and the global climate agenda mean for the region’s future?