Trump and the Middle East

The clash between Donald Trump’s instincts and the reflexes of the Washington establishment is rarely so clear as in the Middle East.

The World Today Published 5 October 2020 1 minute READ

Alan Philps

Former Editor, The World Today, Communications and Publishing

After a tumultuous year in the region, Paul Salem sifts through the evidence to discover if Trump’s announced withdrawal of troops from Syria and Afghanistan actually means the US is turning its back on the region. 

Meanwhile in Yemen, CBS’s Elizabeth Palmer discovers how the murder of a Saudi journalist in Istanbul upended the status quo and brought a glimmer of hope to a people who have suffered years of bombardment.

Our interview is with Anas Aremeyaw Anas, pioneer of a new form of journalism that is taking Africa by storm. The masked Ghanaian reporter – whose motto is ‘Name, shame and jail’ – judges success not by the number of clicks on his website but the criminals he puts in jail.

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