This paper provides an interim assessment of the evolving challenges emerging from the Middle East, nearly two years into the ‘Arab Spring’, and draws out the policy implications for the UK, US, and other Western powers, as well as for Israel.
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Jonathan Rynhold, Shusterman Visiting Professor of Israel Studies, in the Dept of Political Science at George Washington University assesses the prospects for US-Israel relations following President Obama’s re-election.
Violence broke out in Lebanon last week following the assassination of a senior anti-Syrian intelligence officer, Brig. Gen. Wissam al-Hassan. The internal conflict in Syria is having an increasing impact on Syria’s neighbours, including Turkey, Jordan and Lebanon. In this interview, BICOM’s Senior Visiting Fellow, Brig. Gen. (Ret.) Michael Herzog assesses the regional implications of the events in Lebanon including the potential impact on Israeli security, as well as the latest flare up on the Gaza-Israel border.