Barack Obama

Saudi Succession: The Sudayris Return

| January 26, 2015

The passing of King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia and the smooth accession of King Salman marks the return of the Sudaryi family to leadership and the eventual rise of the grandchildren of founder King Abd al-Aziz

Lunch with Vice Admiral James Foggo

| January 5, 2015

Vice Admiral James G. Foggo, III, U.S. Navy Rear Admiral and 6th Fleet deputy commander, joins the BESA Center for lunch (Sunday, January 4, 2015)

Turkey – America’s Unacknowledged Problem

| January 4, 2015

Turkey is formally a NATO ally. But Erdogan-led Turkey has not behaved as an ally or a friend of the US for years. It is a mystery why the Obama Administration refuses to acknowledge this.

Russia’s New National Identity under Putin’s Regime

and | December 29, 2014

Putin is recreating a Russian national identity for a disoriented and traumatized Russian people.

Between a Hollow Success and a Legacy of Failure

| December 1, 2014

As the West’s nuclear negotiations with Iran heads toward additional extensions, it is likely that future negotiations will focus on the concessions Iran seeks to secure.

America’s Standing in the World: Image and Reality

| November 20, 2014

International Conference at the BESA Center – December 8/9, 2014. Watch a full video of the conference here

Iran Remains the Greatest Challenge in U.S.-Israel Relations

| November 3, 2014

If a “permanent agreement” with Iran fails to guarantee the bare minimum safeguards against Iran’s nuclearization that Israel feels is necessary, the relationship between the U.S. and Israel will truly be put to the test.

Where are You Going, President Obama?

| August 6, 2014

The Obama administration seems not to understand the current power configuration in the Middle-East and the dangers of the growing Islamist movement.

Obama: The Reluctant Realist

| June 26, 2014

Obama: The Reluctant Realist    Lecture on Thursday, June 26, 2014 at 5:00 pm by Professor Steven R. David   BESA Center Seminar Room (Building 203, Room 131) Bar Ilan University   Steven R. David is a Professor of International Relations and Vice Dean for Undergraduate Education at Johns Hopkins University. He specializes in international politics

Israel Cannot Accept the Emerging Accord between the US and Iran

An agreement that would allow Iran to maintain a full nuclear fuel cycle would be far worse than no agreement, and could force Israel to respond independently