In this panel discussion, titled “Upheavals in the Middle East: Assessing the Political Landscape,” Yaron Brook, President and Executive Director of the Ayn Rand Institute, Walid Phares, Author and Advisor to the Anti-Terrorism Caucus in the U.S. House of Representatives, Efraim Karsh, Director at Middle East Forum, and Daniel Pipes, President of Middle East Forum, discuss the political situation of the Middle East in light of the lessons learned since 9/11. Moderated by Elan Journo, Fellow and Director of Policy Research, Ayn Rand Institute. This event was recorded on September 8, 2011, at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.