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 at what Israelis think of a 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, SeniorFellow, 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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