Great power competition: Mideast implications – Jerusalem Studio 581

A few years ago, when Joe Biden was Barack Obama’s understudy in preparation for his own Presidency, their administration announced a “pivot” from the Middle East to the Far East - especially with a view to China as the main global competitor with the United States.
There has been some delay, as Daesh (the Islamic State) had to be crushed and Iran remained an active foreign policy problem due to then-US President Donald Trump’s withdrawal from the nuclear deal with it; but now the move away from the Mideast is back, and this time it may hold.
What does that mean for American, Russian and Chinese moves in the region? Will France return to its historic role in Lebanon? How are Turkey and Iran going to respond to new realities? And most crucial for us here, what does it portend for Israel?
Panel:
- Jonathan Hessen, Host.
- Amir Oren, Analyst.
- Dr. Michael Doran, Senior Fellow at Hudson Institute, Washington DC; former Senior Advisor on the Middle East.
- Prof. Zeev Khanin, Expert on Russian and Middle Eastern Studies, Bar Ilan and Ariel Universities.

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  • Published: February 16, 2021
  • Duration: 28 min

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The program offers the viewer deeper understanding about current events in Israel. The topics vary from domestic and foreign policy to social changes, archaelogy and religion.
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