Columbia Commitments: Global Solutions

January 09, 2018

French ambassador asks: ‘Does the Middle East need a new honest broker?’

AMMAN — France is willing to become one of the new honest brokers  in the Middle East especially after the wave of condemnation and regional tensions rooted from President Trump’s decision to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, French Ambassador to Jordan David Bertolotti told the audience in a packed auditorium at the Columbia Global Centres on Sunday during a lecture titled “Does the Middle East need a new honest broker?”. 

April 26, 2016

Beyond the Rhetoric of False Choices: The Case for Lasting U.S. Engagement in the Middle East - A Talk by Ambassador Alice Wells

During the most tumultuous period the region has experienced in decades, the U.S. relationship with the Middle East has been the subject of intense interest and debate. Ambassador Wells made the case for why U.S. interests in the Middle East transcend the profound current challenges, and discussed how America’s national interests demand continued and deepened engagement with the region.