January 11, 2005Middle East and North Africa
Council on Foreign RelationsNew York, N.Y. STEVEN COOK: I'd like to welcome you all here this evening to the Council on Foreign Relations for a meeting with a good friend and colleague, David Mak…
February 14, 2007Palestinian Territories
Robert Malley, an expert on Middle East policy, says the recent agreement between Fatah and Hamas should be encouraged as the best way to bring about an agreement with Israel.
March 16, 2007Saudi Arabia
F. Gregory Gause III, a leading Saudi Arabia expert, says the intensified Saudi diplomacy of recent weeks has been largely aimed at containing Iranian influence in the Middle East.
July 19, 2007Middle East and North Africa
Dennis Ross, the former U.S. Mideast peace envoy who is now Counselor and Ziegler Distinguished Fellow at the Washington Institute for Near Eastern Policy, warns that President Bush’s call for a con…
November 1, 2007Palestinian Territories
Political analyst David Makovsky says chances for success by Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice in putting together a package that warrants holding a Middle East conference remain uncertain.
July 11, 2007Civil Society
Nathan J. Brown, an expert on Arab and Palestinian politics, says despite the major split in Palestinian ranks between Fatah and Hamas, it is “unlikely in the extreme” that some kind of peace arrange…
May 6, 2008Israel
Martin S. Indyk, who served as ambassador to Israel in the Clinton presidency and advises Sen. Hillary Clinton’s campaign, says it’s crucial for President Bush and Secretary of State Rice to become m…