Trump's Approach to the Middle East

Trump's Approach to the Middle East

Program Date: 
April 04, 2017

As the Trump administration begins ironing out its strategy in the Middle East, America Abroad examines what may lie ahead in regards to Israel, Syria, Iran, and the fight against ISIS.  This episode offers broad analysis of the current situation in the Middle East and the choices the new administration faces.  We also look at the state of the US State Department and what Israeli's think of the new plan to broker peace with the Palestinians using the assistance of Sunni Arabs. 

Guests in this episode include:

Henri Barkey, Director of the Middle East Program, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

Phyliss Bennis, Director, New Internationalism Project, Institute for Policy Studies

Mark Dubowitz, CEO, Foundation for Defense of Democracies

Robert S. Ford, Former US Ambassador to Syria & Senior Fellow, Middle East Institute

Reuel Marc Gerecht, Senior Fellow, Foundation for the Defense of Democracies

Nicholas Heras,  Fellow, Middle East Security Program, Center for a New American Security

James Jeffrey, Former US Ambassador to Turkey & Distinguished Fellow, Washinginton Institute for Near East Policy

Kimberly Kagan, Founder & President, Institute for the Study of War

Aaron David Miller, Vice President for New Initiatives, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

Trita Parsi, Founder & President, National Iranian American Council

Dennis Ross, Former US Ambassador & Distinguished Fellow, Washington Institute for Near East Policy

Robert Wexler, President, S. Daniel Abraham Center for Middle East Peace in Washington & Former Congressman (D,FL)