America Abroad: Trump's Approach to the Middle East

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U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Saudi Foreign Minister Adel Al-Jubeir address reporters at the U.S. Department of State in Washington, D.C. on March 23, 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, as well as a look at the state of the U.S. State Department and what Israelis think of the new plan to broker peace with the Palestinians using the assistance of Sunni Arabs. 

Airs Friday, April 14 at 11pm on AM820

Guests in this episode include:

  • Robert S. Ford, Former US Ambassador to Syria & Senior Fellow, Middle East Institute
  • James Jeffrey, Former US Ambassador to Turkey & Distinguished Fellow, Washinginton Institute for Near East Policy
  • 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)