Today on the podcast we will be discussing the long history of the Arab-Conflict as well as recent normalization agreemnts between Israel and some of its Arab neighbors. What has traditionally driven the complicated relationship, what role has the United States played in attempting to resolve the conflict, and how can the region built on new normalizationa and security agreements to improve the long term stability of the Middle East. To answer these questions and more, we are joined today by Ambassador Martin Indyk.
Ambassador Indyk is distinguished fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations. From February 2015 to March 2018, he served as executive vice president of the Brookings Institution. During his tenure in government, Ambassador Indyk served as the U.S. special envoy for the Israeli-Palestinian negotiations from July 2013 to June 2014 and as U.S. ambassador to Israel from 1995 to 1997 and again from 2000 to 2001. We are excited to have him joining us today and we hope you enjoy this episode of the Hopkins Podcast on Foreign Affairs.