The Israel-Hamas War, With Elliott Abrams and Steven Cook

Elliott Abrams, a senior fellow for Middle Eastern studies at CFR, and Steven Cook, the Eni Enrico Mattei senior fellow for Middle East and Africa studies at CFR, sit down with James M. Lindsay to discuss the context and consequences of Hamas’s surprise attack on Israel.

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Host
  • James M. Lindsay
    Senior Vice President, Director of Studies, and Maurice R. Greenberg Chair
Credits

Ester Fang - Associate Podcast Producer

Gabrielle Sierra - Editorial Director and Producer

Episode Guests
  • Elliott Abrams
    Senior Fellow for Middle Eastern Studies
  • Steven A. Cook
    Eni Enrico Mattei Senior Fellow for Middle East and Africa Studies and Director of the International Affairs Fellowship for Tenured International Relations Scholars

Show Notes

Mentioned on the Podcast

 

Elliott Abrams, “The Hamas Attack Changes Everything,” National Review 

 

Steven A. Cook, “Surprise Palestinian Attack Spawns Fears of Wider Mideast War,” CFR.org 

 

Steven A. Cook, The End of Ambition: America’s Past, Present, and Future in the Middle East [forthcoming]

 

Summer Said, “Iran Helped Plot Attack on Israel Over Several Weeks,” Wall Street Journal

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