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December 5, 2023

Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
The Renewed Fighting in Gaza, With Steven Cook

Steven Cook, the Eni Enrico Mattei senior fellow for Middle East and Africa studies at CFR, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss the collapse of the temporary ceasefire in Gaza and the future o…

Podcast Israeli soldiers stand amid rubble in the northern Gaza Strip on November 8, 2023.

February 8, 2024

Israel
Has Diplomacy Run Its Course in the Israel-Hamas War?

Continuing efforts to broker a deal throughout the Middle East still could succeed, despite the latest failed effort to pause the fighting in the Gaza Strip and secure a hostage release.

October 10, 2023

Israeli-Palestinian Conflict
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 di…

Podcast Israel's Iron Dome anti-missile system intercepts rockets launched from the Gaza Strip on October 9, 2023.

August 22, 2023

Saudi Arabia
Israeli-Saudi Peace Deal, With Steven A. Cook

Steven A. Cook, the Eni Enrico Mattei senior fellow for Middle East and Africa studies at CFR, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss the ongoing negotiations to normalize relations between Israe…

Podcast U.S. President Joe Biden and Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman arrive for the Gulf Cooperation Council meeting at a hotel in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia on July 16, 2022.

June 6, 2023

Turkey
Erdoğan’s Victory, With Steven A. Cook

Steven A. Cook, the Eni Enrico Mattei senior fellow for Middle East and Africa studies at the Council, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss what the reelection of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan…

Podcast Second round of the presidential election in Ankara

October 25, 2022

Saudi Arabia
U.S.-Saudi Relations, With Steven A. Cook

Steven A. Cook, the Eni Enrico Mattei senior fellow for Middle East and Africa Studies at the Council, sits down with James M. Lindsay to discuss the future of the relationship between the United Sta…

Podcast Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman and U.S. President Joe Biden meet at Al Salman Palace upon his arrival in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

February 1, 2024

Middle East Program
Virtual Media Briefing: the Drone Strike on a U.S. Base in Jordan

Following the drone strike on a U.S. base in Jordan, panelists discuss the possibility of a U.S. military response as well as the implications of conflict spreading in the region.  BRANNEN: Thanks…

Play President Biden briefed after drone attack in Jordan

February 27, 2024

Palestinian Territories
Who Governs the Palestinians?

Power in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, the so-called Palestinian territories, has been divided among three entities: a governing body called the Palestinian Authority, the militant group Hamas, a…

Palestinians wave their national flag as they rally beneath images of President Mahmoud Abbas and his predecessor, Yasser Arafat