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The Lowy Institute is an independent, nonpartisan international policy think tank located in Sydney, Australia. The Institute provides high-quality research and distinctive perspectives on foreign policy trends shaping Australia and the world. On Soundcloud we host podcasts from our events with high-level guest speakers as well as our own experts. Essential listening for anyone seeking to better understand foreign policy challenges!
October 3rd, 2012
Episode 145 of 399 episodes
Dr.Tal Becker, one of Israel’s leading young international policy thinkers, discussed the threats and opportunities for Israel from the Arab uprisings. He also examined what the Arab Spring meant for the region, particularly Syria, Israel-Palestine conflict & Iran. Dr Tal Becker is a senior fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy and the Hartman Institute for Contemporary Jewish Thought. He served as senior policy advisor to Israel's Minister of Foreign Affairs from 2006 to 2009 and was a lead negotiator during Israeli-Palestinian negotiations under the Annapolis peace process. In this capacity he also played a lead role in managing Israel's relations with the US, the EU, the UN and numerous Arab states.