America’s Foreign-Policy Challenges in the Middle East and Beyond

August 31, 2023 | Elliott Abrams
About the author: Elliott Abrams is a senior fellow for Middle Eastern studies at the Council on Foreign Relations and is the chairman of the Tikvah Fund.

From Venezuela to China to Russia, the United States faces threats to its interests from hostile and brutal regimes. In a wide-ranging discussion with Clifford May, Elliott Abrams discusses the mistakes Washington has made in handling these threats, the nature and future of the U.S.-Israel alliance, recent blunders in relations with Iran, the domestic tensions besetting the Jewish state, and the threads connecting all of these topics. He also offers one ironclad rule of policymaking: “no freebies for dictators.” (Audio, 62 minutes.)

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