Special guest Dr. Ibrahim Fraihat, Senior Foreign Policy Fellow, Brookings Doha Center, and Dr John Bruni discuss the stability of the Middle East today and the future of the region in our latest STRATEGIKON podcast.
Dr Fraihat is a CAAR Visiting Fellow, sponsored by the Australian Government through the Council for Australian-Arab Relations (CAAR) of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). He is hosted by the Middle East Studies Forum of Deakin University and was in Adelaide as guest of the Department of Asian Studies, the University of Adelaide.
Dr Fraihat is the author of the book “Unfinished Revolutions: Yemen, Libya, and Tunisia after the Arab Spring” (Yale University Press, 2016).
Topics covered in the podcast includes:
- Obama’s foreign policy in the Middle East
- The role of sectarianism in many of the region’s contemporary conflicts
- The ‘Cold War’ between Saudi Arabia and Iran
- The Syria civil war
- Iraqi social and political turmoil
- Iranian influence in Iraq, Israel & Palestine.
SIA would like to thank Professor Shahram Akbarzadeh, Middle East Studies Forum of Deakin University and Professor Purnendra Jain, Department of Asian Studies at the University of Adelaide for making this podcast possible.
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