About the Program
Mr. Phares argues that the U.S. has been making policy missteps in the Middle East, as a result of being too under the influence of oil companies. He analyzes the events of the Arab Spring and asserts that Washington entered the conflicts too late - and allied with the wrong side. He predicts a major breakdown in Middle East policymaking for Western nations and explains what policy changes he believes should be made. He talks with Joshua Muravchik of the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies.