The Middle East, especially after the creation of the Jewish state of Israel, has remained as a troubled zone in the global political map for last 60 years. The anti-Israel attitude of the Arab nations along with mutual rivalries within those nations and the recent emergence of Islamic militancy had further complicated the Middle East situation.
The US government for the last three decades has been closely involved in search of a peaceful solution to the Middle East. US looked forward to the creation of two independent states – Israel and Palestine.
The new Obama administration took new energetic effort by nominating a known trouble shooter and a reputed peace negotiator, former US Senator George Mitchell as a Special Envoy to the Middle East. This is the topic of this week’s Hello Washington: The New Obama Administration & the Middle East.
Our guests are Professor Imtiaz Ahmed and Professor Kinshuk Chattopadhyay.
Professor Imtiaz Ahmed teaches at the Department of International Relations, Dhaka University.
Professor Kinshuk Chattopadhyay teaches at the Department of History, Calcutta University.
The guests answered various questions from the listeners from Dhaka, Kolkata, Malaysia, USA and other places.