The Trump Administration and the Middle East after 100 Days by The Washington Institute published on 2017-05-18T17:20:51Z To assess the new U.S. administration's approach to Middle East policy at the conclusion of its first 100 days in office - and on the eve of a presidential trip to the region - The Washington Institute hosted a keynote conversation at its 2017 Soref Symposium on Middle East policy between Gen. John M. "Jack" Keane, USA (ret.), Adm. James G. Stavridis, USN (ret.), and Institute Executive Director Robert Satloff. Near East PolicyCast: Conversations on Middle East issues from the Washington Institute for Near East Policy. The Soref Symposium is an annual conference of Institute experts, supporters, and policymakers to explore U.S. policy in the Middle East. Gen. John M. "Jack" Keane, USA (ret.), is a retired general and former vice chief of staff of the U.S. Army. Adm. James G. Stavridis, USN (ret.), is a retired U.S. Navy admiral who served as NATO's supreme allied commander. Robert Satloff is executive director of The Washington Institute and Howard P. Berkowitz chair in U.S. Middle East Policy.