George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton

A free live webcast with Michael Doran on Israel and the administrations Bush I and Clinton.

May 14 2018
About the author

Michael Doran is a senior fellow and director of the Center for Peace and Security in the Middle East at Hudson Institute. The author of Ike’s Gamble: America’s Rise to Dominance in the Middle East (2016), he is also a former deputy assistant secretary of defense and a former senior director of the National Security Council. He tweets @doranimated.

On May 14, in the next lecture in his series on Israel and the American presidents, Mosaic’s renowned foreign-policy analyst Michael Doran will move the U.S.-Israel relationship into the post-Reagan era and the presidencies of George H.W. Bush and Bill Clinton.

The two presidents couldn’t have been more different, not least in their personal feelings toward Israel. And yet, when it came to American policy in the Middle East, they converged on the same strategic concept—and the same strategic error. Seeing the region through the lens of the Arab-Israeli conflict, each in his separate way missed the opportunity to effect a permanent change in the balance of power in the Persian Gulf: the area that posed—and that would continue to pose—the greatest danger both to core American interests and to the cause of Arab-Israeli peace.

This distinguished series of lectures, free of cost to our readers, has been made possible through the generous support of Bryna and Joshua Landes.


The Location: Live Webcast


The lectures will be webcast live from the Tikvah Center in Manhattan at 6:30 pm on May 14. Recordings will be made available for five days after each lecture. Just watch this page when the time comes, or enter your email above to be sent a reminder.


The Lecturer: Michael Doran


Michael Doran is a senior fellow at the Hudson Institute in Washington, DC. He received his PhD in Near Eastern Studies from Princeton University, and held high-level positions in the administration of George W. Bush. He appears frequently on television, and has published extensively in Mosaic, Foreign Affairs, The American Interest, Commentary, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, and The New York Times. His most recent book is Ike’s Gamble: America’s Rise to Dominance in the Middle East.




Contact Mosaic’s editors at [email protected].