September 30, 2021
10:00 am - 11:00 am


Zoom Webinar

The Middle East Institute (MEI) is pleased to host MEI non-resident scholar, Douglas London, to launch his memoir, The Recruiter: Spying and the Lost Art of American Intelligence. London is a 34-year veteran of the CIA who worked as a case officer and recruiter of foreign agents before and after 9/11. His memoir provides an invaluable perspective on the state of modern spy craft and how it must continue to evolve. Copies of the book are available for purchase here.  

How has American intelligence changed since 9/11 and Iraq? What key challenges has the intelligence community faced in the past two decades? What is the state of espionage and counterterrorism in the Middle East? 


Douglas London
Non-resident scholar, MEI 

Charles Lister
Senior fellow and director, Syria and Countering Terrorism and Extremism programs, MEI 

Nancy A. Yousef, moderator 
National security correspondent, The Wall Street Journal