Middle East Institute
Scholar at the Middle East Institute in Washington and independent consultant; former Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern and South Asian Affairs (1983-89); former Ambassador to Saudi Arabia (1981-1983) and Syria (1974-1978)
This week's Arab League Summit may not be a summit at all without a major figure from Saudi Arabia, and the League may not reach consensus on Syria, its most troubling issue.
Mar. 28, 2012from Which Way, L.A.?
This week's Arab League Summit puts Iraq -- a country still torn by political and religious tensions and recent outbreaks of violence -- back in the news.
Mar. 28, 2012from To the Point
Dissidents say more Syrians were killed today after 114 died yesterday, including more than 70 army defectors trying to leave the country.
Dec. 20, 2011from Which Way, L.A.?
Josh Barro, Megan McArdle and Dorian Warren talk about the state of negotiations for the next coronavirus relief package and how pro sports are successfully and not so successfully…
Jul. 31from Left, Right & Center
Josh Barro reflects on 2020 so far with Dorian Warren and Megan McArdle.
Jul. 3from Left, Right & Center
Some members of the Los Angeles Times Guild have formed a Latino Caucus and written an open letter to management that calls for better representation in the newsroom.
Jul. 23from KCRW Features
Throughout the uprisings inspired by the killings of Eric Garner, Breonna Taylor, Freddie Gray and so many other Black victims, white leaders refused to learn from Black Lives Matter,…
Jul. 10from Scheer Intelligence
Governor Newsom’s verbal dexterity has been on glorious display during his daily coronavirus updates, but not everyone is listening.
Jul. 16from Zócalo's Connecting California
Josh Barro and Ken White talk about Michael Cohen’s lawsuit about why he was sent back to prison, plus Roger Stone, Ghislaine Maxwell, Michael Flynn and Michael Avenatti.
Jul. 22from LRC Presents: All the President's Lawyers
It’s been 75 years since two atom bombs destroyed Hiroshima and Nagasaki, and the world learned that nuclear weapons could annihilate civilization.
Jul. 31from To the Point
In Huntington Beach, a debate is brewing over the construction of a desalination plant, which would convert seawater to drinkable water. The process is extensive and expensive.
Aug. 3from Greater LA
Josh Barro and Ken White discuss Attorney General Bill Barr’s testimony in Congress, Michael Cohen’s release from prison, and whether the feds can restrict the First Amendment rights…
Jul. 29from LRC Presents: All the President's Lawyers