Near East PolicycastAuthor: The Washington Institute for Near East Policy
20 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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    Middle East 2017: Challenges and Choices - Strategy with Michael Singh

    Where does the Middle East fit into America's global strategy, and is the rise of Russian and Chinese great-power competition in the region a permanent new reality or an anomaly that the next president can reverse? We talk with Michael Singh, the National Security Council's former senior director for Middle East affairs, about regional challenges to America's interests, the policy choices necessary to overcome them, and the personnel and management decisions that can help the next president avoid the foreign policy blunders common to most new administrations.

  • Posted on 04 Nov 2016

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    Middle East 2017: Challenges and Choices - Russia with Anna Borshchevskaya

    Is Russia's recent military foray into the Middle East a permanent move, and what if anything can the 45th president of the United States do to limit Moscow's mischief in the region without risking open confrontation and war between the world's leading nuclear powers? Russia expert Anna Borshchevskaya shares a studied look into Vladimir Putin's motives and objectives and offers concrete advice for how the next American administration can disrupt Russia's disruptive Middle East adventurism.

  • Posted on 01 Nov 2016

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    Middle East 2017: Choices and Challenges - Terrorism with Matthew Levitt

    From al-Qaeda to the Islamic State, the global terrorist threat has evolved rapidly in recent years, and will likely change further still in the next president’s term. Counterterrorism expert Matthew Levitt looks ahead to the next administration and the choices the 45th president will have to face to keep Americans safe from this adaptive global menace.

  • Posted on 25 Oct 2016

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