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    Hussein and Abdullah with Robert Satloff

    Hussein and Abdullah with Robert Satloff

    For two decades, rumors have swirled around the royal succession from Jordan’s King Hussein to his son, King Abdullah II. Hussein reinstated Abdullah as crown prince just days before Hussein died, a move that struck many at the time as sudden, controversial, even capricious.

    But in a private conversation years earlier, King Hussein told Robert Satloff in confidence of his plans to return Abdullah to the line of succession, and the deeply personal reasons why. Long sworn to secrecy, Satloff can now tell the story of how a royal father’s heartache changed the course of a kingdom.

    Middle East PolicyCast: Conversations on Middle East issues from the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.

    • 23 min
    The UN's Assessment of ISIS & al-Qaeda with Edmund Fitton-Brown

    The UN's Assessment of ISIS & al-Qaeda with Edmund Fitton-Brown

    The head of the UN team charged with monitoring each group assesses their prospects for bouncing back and recommends further steps that governments can take to counter them.

    Middle East PolicyCast: Conversations on Middle East issues from the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.

    • 42 min
    The Trump Administration's Peace Plan

    The Trump Administration's Peace Plan

    Listen to an exclusive press briefing on the Trump administration's newly announced peace plan for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Four expert, including former Palestinian and American peace negotiators and a veteran congressional foreign policy analyst, share their views of the ramifications of the peace plan for the Middle East and for domestic politics in Israel, the United States, and the Palestinian Authority.

    Middle East PolicyCast: Conversations on Middle East issues from the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.

    • 39 min
    Saudi Religious Reform with Sarah Feuer

    Saudi Religious Reform with Sarah Feuer

    Since 2016, statements from Riyadh have suggested that Saudi Arabia might be on the verge of reorienting its decades-long promotion of Salafism around the world. In a new Institute study titled "Course Correction: The Muslim World League, Saudi Arabia's Export of Islam, and Opportunities for Washington," Arab politics scholar Dr. Sarah Feuer investigated Saudi reform efforts and their potentially profound global ripple effects. In this interview, Sarah shares the origins of Saudi religious export, profiles the personalities behind the current reform program, and offers policy advice for how Washington can help promote Saudi reform efforts.

    Middle East PolicyCast: Conversations on Middle East issues from the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.

    • 32 min
    FBI Counterterrorism with Matthew Alcoke

    FBI Counterterrorism with Matthew Alcoke

    The FBI’s top intelligence official shares his insights into how authorities and agencies are collaborating to keep the United States safe amid a shifting threat landscape. Middle East PolicyCast: Conversations on Middle East issues from the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.

    • 23 min
    Decision Points Episode 1 with Michael Oren

    Decision Points Episode 1 with Michael Oren

    "Decision Points" is a new Washington Institute podcast that provides fresh insights into critical moments in the U.S.-Israel relationship from prominent historians and policymakers. The series is hosted by Ziegler Distinguished Fellow David Makovsky, a renowned expert on U.S.-Israel relations, including territorial solutions to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

    • 32 min

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