Near East PolicyCastAuthor: The Washington Institute
18 Oct 2018

Near East PolicyCast

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    Counterterrorism Partnerships with Levitt, Tankel, Bacon, and Mendelsohn

    Do the counterterrorism partnerships that Washington has developed with Middle Eastern states since the 9/11 attacks helped or hindered the global war on terror? Four leading CT scholars debate the past success and future utility of counterterrorism partnerships in this latest episode of Near East PolicyCast. Near East PolicyCast: Conversations on Middle East issues from the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.

  • Posted on 30 Sep 2018

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    The U.S.-Turkish Crisis with Amanda Sloat, Max Hoffman, and Steven A. Cook

    In early August, the Trump administration issued sanctions against Turkey for its continued detention of American pastor Andrew Brunson. Ties between the two governments have been under strain for years, but the latest incident has seemingly touched off the most severe crisis in recent memory. What are the future prospects and pitfalls for U.S.-Turkish relations? Listen to analysis from an expert panel as they debate how to salvage the bilateral relationship - and even whether the alliance is worth saving at all. Near East PolicyCast: Conversations on Middle East issues from the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.

  • Posted on 31 Aug 2018

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    Appreciating Bernard Lewis

    When he passed away in May, Bernard Lewis—the Cleveland E. Dodge Professor of Near Eastern Studies at Princeton and inaugural recipient of The Washington Institute’s Scholar-Statesman Award—left behind a legacy of unparalleled scholarly consequence that crossed disciplines, centuries, continents, governments, and generations. To discuss his influence on the study, politics, and policy of the Middle East, the Institute hosted a forum with three of his former students: Martin Kramer, the Institute’s Koret Visiting Fellow and founding president of Shalem College in Jerusalem, Katherine Nouri Hughes, author of the highly acclaimed historical novel The Mapmaker’s Daughter, and Michael Doran, a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute. Near East PolicyCast: Conversations on Middle East issues from the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.

  • Posted on 23 Aug 2018

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    Taking Stock of U.S. Counterterrorism Since 9/11 with LTG Michael K. Nagata

    U.S. Army Lieutenant General Michael Nagata, director of strategic planning at the National Counterterrorism Center, delivered a hard-hitting address at the Institute earlier this month. After nearly two decades and much success, General Nagata said it's time for Americans to ask ourselves had questions: Why is terrorism today more widespread and complex than ever? Why have terrorists proven so resilient and adaptive in the face of massive military pressure from the United States and its global allies? And what new policies and approaches should Washington consider to turn the tide?

  • Posted on 27 Jul 2018

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    Representing the U.S. in the Gulf

    Barbara Leaf served as U.S. ambassador to the United Arab Emirates from 2014-2018 and recently joined The Washington Institute as Rosenblatt Distinguished Fellow. In this episode, Ambassador Leaf looks back at her time as American envoy in Abu Dhabi, what the future holds for American interests in the Gulf, and her own transition from policymaker to scholar. Near East PolicyCast: Conversations on Middle East issues from the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.

  • Posted on 05 Jul 2018

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