Near East PolicyCastAuthor: The Washington Institute
28 Apr 2017

Near East PolicyCast

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    Turkey's New Sultan? With Soner Cagaptay, Gonul Tol, and Amberin Zaman

    Can Turkish democracy - and Turkey's strategic relationships with Europe and the United States - survive Recep Tayyip Erdogan's increasing consolidation of domestic political power? Three Turkish experts, including the author of a timely new book on Erdogan's rise and ambitions, discuss the country's likely future.

  • Posted on 24 Apr 2017

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    Countering Violent Extremism with Matthew Levitt

    Defending against terrorism requires more than stopping or catching terrorists. Just as important as military and law-enforcement actions against active terrorists are broader government and community efforts to prevent individuals from adopting extreme ideologies in the first place, and countering the attraction of violent methods for those already radicalized. Counterterror expert Matthew Levitt discusses a new bipartisan report that aims to help the new U.S. administration improve and broaden our efforts to prevent and counter violent extremism (PCVE). Read their report at http://www.washingtoninstitute.org/pcve.

  • Posted on 05 Apr 2017

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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 Trump-Netanyahu 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 14 Feb 2017

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    U.S. Middle East Strategy with Amb. 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 01 Feb 2017

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