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Crisis in the Middle East: Views From Around The World

Karen DeYoung, Bobby Ghosh, and Giles Whittell join Ivo Daalder to discuss the week's top news stories.
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About This Episode

A widening conflict looms over the Middle East, with clashes at the Israel-Lebanon border and air strikes in Syria, Gaza, and the West Bank. The US has placed its forces on high alert, and the EU is calling for increased security amid concerns over a rise in antisemitic attacks. What could a potential escalation of the Israel-Hamas war mean for the region and Washington? The Council's Ivo Daalder discusses these issues with Karen DeYoung, Bobby Ghosh, and Giles Whittell on World Review.

About the Panelists
Associate Editor and Senior National Security Correspondent, The Washington Post
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Karen DeYoung has spent more than three decades at the Washington Post. Prior to her current role, she served as bureau chief in Latin America and London and as correspondent covering the White House, US foreign policy, and the intelligence community.
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Senior Editor:Digital Weekend, Bloomberg
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Bobby Ghosh is a senior editor in the digital weekend team. Previously, he was a columnist at Bloomberg Opinion, where he wrote mostly about international affairs and culture. In a journalism career spanning more than three decades, Ghosh has worked in Asia, the Middle East, Europe, and the United States for publications like Time Magazine, the Far Eastern Economic Review, and now Bloomberg. 
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World Affairs Editor, Tortoise Media
Giles Whittell is an English author and journalist who has worked for the London Times as a correspondent in LA, Moscow, and Washington. He was the Times' chief leader-writer for three years before joining Tortoise Media in 2018.
CEO, Chicago Council on Global Affairs
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Ivo H. Daalder served as the US ambassador to NATO from 2009 to 2013. He joined the Council as president in 2013 and took on the new role of CEO in 2023. Previously, he was a senior fellow in foreign policy studies at the Brookings Institution and served as director for European affairs on President Bill Clinton’s National Security Council. He is the author or editor of 10 books.
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