Strategic Developments in the Middle East: An Israeli Perspective
Jeremy Issacharoff, Deputy Director General for Strategic Affairs, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Israel
Chair: Yossi Mekelberg, Associate Fellow, Middle East and North Africa Programme, Chatham House
This event will provide an overview of developments in Iran, Syria, and across the Middle East from the perspective of Israel, a key player in the region. It will include a discussion of political developments in Iran since the election of President Hassan Rouhani and evaluate the prospects for renewed nuclear negotiations.
The discussion will be set in the wider context of the Syrian chemical weapons crisis and international efforts to resolve it. The speaker will consider these regional developments from an Israeli perspective and offer his views on a WMD-free zone in the Middle East.