America Abroad: Trump's Approach to the Middle East

America Abroad: Trump's Approach to the Middle East

Sun, 05/07/2017 - 9:00pm - 10:00pm

Photo caption: U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir address reporters.

Credit: America Abroad/PRI

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. 

America Abroad: Trump's Approach to the Middle East, airing Sunday, May 7, 2017 at 9 p.m. on AM 1370, 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 at what Israelis think of a new plan to broker peace with the Palestinians using the assistance of Sunni Arabs. 

Guests on the show 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-Fla.)
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