Middle East Challenges for the U.S. and Israel
Mr. Makovsky is a Washington insider who closely follows U.S. policy in the Middle East. Mr. Makovsky's wisdom from years of experience feeds this timely presentation on the role of the U.S. plays as it deals with the ever-shifting political climate in the Middle East. He offers both insight and understanding on important issues of the day.
Profile of Mideast Leaders
Mr. Makovsky has traveled extensively in the Middle East and has met leaders both in the region and in Washington. Mr. Makovsky sketches fascinating portraits of Mideast leaders and explains how they shape this critical region.
Arab Spring and Mideast Turmoil: Will Israeli-Egyptian Peace Survive?
As many Middle East regimes faced major shifts in political power in 2011, David Makovsky uses his expertise in Middle East diplomacy to respond to a myriad of questions on future peace in North Africa and the Middle East.
Among them: will Gaza be a flashpoint that will subject Israeli-Egyptian peace to unprecedented stress? Will the Moslem Brotherhood make an ascent to power with the aim of torpedoing the peace treaty? Will the links between the Israeli and Egyptian military be strong enough to insulate the relationship amid the political turmoil?
David meets with officials and experts from the Mideast to the Beltway and discusses the prospects.
Is the Syrian Regime doomed? Who comes after Syria’s Bashar Assad?
As Syria’s Bashar Assad fires on his own people for months on end, there are questions about whether the Syrian regime is doomed. If it is doomed, who comes after Syria’s Bashar Assad? Will Syria disintegrate into chaos or will a post-Assad Syria arise and break away from its allies, Iran and Hizbullah? What should the US do at this time? David Makovsky, Washington insider and Middle East expert, discusses the policy options.
American Middle East Policy
As the Middle East enters a period of turmoil, how is the US being shaped by events in a turbulent region? How stable is the future for relationships between the US and the Middle East? David Makovsky, Washington insider and Middle East expert, assesses Washington’s performance in dealing with the Mideast at a time of crisis.
American campuses and the Middle East: A Report from the Field
David Makovsky has visited close to fifty American campuses in recent years. This comes at a time when there are growing efforts in certain quarters to delegitimize Israet by a divestment campaign. What is the state of American campuses when it comes to the Middle East. David Makovsky explains what you need to know about this key arena.
Prominent Middle East Commentator
David Makovsky is a senior fellow and director of The Washington Institute's Project on the Middle East Peace Process. He is also an adjunct lecturer in Middle Eastern Studies at Johns Hopkins University's Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). Mr. Makovsky's commentary on the peace process and the Arab-Israeli conflict has appeared in several publications including Foreign Affairs, New York Times, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Foreign Policy, and National Interest. He appears frequently on television and radio and serves as a regular commentator on Arab-Israeli affairs for PBS's NewsHour with Jim Lehrer. Before joining The Washington Institute, Mr. Makovsky was an award-winning journalist covering the peace process from 1989 to 2000.