Near East PolicycastAuthor: The Washington Institute for Near East Policy
24 Mar 2017

Near East Policycast

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    Northwest Africa with Sarah Feuer

    The countries of northwest Africa – Morocco, Tunisia, and Algeria – may look like islands of stability in a sea of Middle East turmoil. But perhaps better to see them as low coral atolls – and the sea around them is rising fast. Soref Fellow Sarah Feuer, coauthor of a presidential transition study of American challenges and policy options in northwest Africa talks about why these countries matter to the United States, what Washington can do to help preserve reform and democracy there, and what the stakes are should these islands of regional stability sink below the waves of chaos lapping at their shores.

  • Posted on 17 Mar 2017

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    The Netanyahu-Trump Visit with Robert Satloff and David Makovsky

    Less than a month into the new U.S. administration, Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu will be the fourth foreign leader to confer with President Trump in Washington. How will the bilateral relationship change in the Trump administration? What is on the Israeli premier’s agenda on this first visit to the Trump White House? And how does the alliance with Israel serve America’s broader interests in the Middle East? Join us as two veteran observers preview the Trump-Netanyahu visit and the near-term agenda for bilateral relations.

  • Posted on 13 Feb 2017

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    U.S. Middle East Strategy with Ambassador James Jeffrey

    A veteran American diplomatic and strategic advisor to presidents of both parties, Ambassador James Jeffrey discusses the vital U.S. interest in the Middle East and how the Trump administration can protect and advance them.

  • Posted on 30 Jan 2017

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    Moving the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem with Ghaith al-Omari and David Makovsky

    If the Trump administration follows through on campaign commitments to move the U.S. Embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, how should it proceed? How will America's Arab partners respond? And could an embassy relocation play a positive role in reinvigorated American engagement on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict? Join us for a conversation with the scholars David Makovsky and Ghaith al-Omari about a potential American embassy in Jerusalem.

  • Posted on 19 Jan 2017

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    A New President and the Middle East with Norman Ornstein and Dennis Ross

    After a surprising presidential election, Americans and foreign leaders have closely watched the executive transition for clues to American priorities and policy under the Trump administration. What does Donald J. Trump’s victory tell us about American politics – and how will our allies and adversaries respond?

  • Posted on 08 Dec 2016

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