WTH is Biden doing in the Middle East? Amb. Jim Jeffrey on why Biden doesn’t need a new Middle East policy
The Biden administration has embraced a number of new Middle East policies since entering office, including halting US support for the war in Yemen and announcing its intent to rework the Iran nuclear deal. But following four years of President Trump, Biden faces a vastly different region than when he left office in 2016.
What will Biden’s Middle East policies mean for the region? Amb. Jim Jeffrey joined the show to discuss America’s troop presence, the threat from Iran, Arab-Israeli peace, and how the Trump Middle East legacy has reshaped the region.
Amb. Jeffrey is the Chair of the Middle East Program at the Wilson Center. He served as the Secretary’s Special Representative for Syria Engagement and the Special Envoy to the Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS, and is a seasoned diplomat and former ambassador to Iraq and to Turkey, among other senior appointments.