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President-Elect Trump and the Future of the Middle East

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

The election of Donald J. Trump to the US Presidency overturned expectations around the world and created deep uncertainties. What will a Trump Administration mean for Israel, the Arab community, Syria, and the rest of the Middle East? Prof. Uzi Rabi addresses the most pressing political issues in the wake of the election and takes questions following his remarks. Moderated by AFTAU Chairman Richard Sincere.

Prof. Uzi Rabi is the director of Tel Aviv University's Moshe Dayan Center for Middle Eastern and African Studies, one of the top-rated think tanks in the region. He is regularly invited by the Israeli Knesset to deliver updates and briefs on current developments in the Middle East.

At Tel Aviv University, he is former head of the Department of Middle Eastern and African History and is a senior researcher in the Center for Iranian Studies. His fields of specialization include: the modern history of states and societies in the Persian Gulf; state building in the Middle East; oil and politics in the Middle East; Iranian-Arab relations; and Sunni-Shi'i tensions.

The author of numerous publications, academic articles, and book reviews, his most recent book is the edited volume titled International Intervention in Local Conflicts (I.B. Tauris 2010). His current book projects include Yemen: The Anatomy of a Failed State, and Iran, Israel and the Arabs: The Changing Face of the 21st Century Middle East.


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