Eric Bordenkircher, Ph.D., is a research fellow at UCLA’s Center for Middle East Development. His twitter handle is @UCLA_Eagle. The views represented in this piece are his own and do not necessarily represent the position of UCLA or the Center for Middle East Development.
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by Eric Bordenkircher | Mar 10, 2023
President Joe Biden’s diplomacy in the Middle East is an exercise in how to appease and empower a hardline antagonist. Five months ago, Biden claimed that U.S. diplomacy prevented an outbreak of violence between Hezbollah, a Lebanese militia, and Israel….
by Eric Bordenkircher | Apr 14, 2022
Progressive U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East deserves a tragicomic TV series called How to Undermine Friends and Empower Enemies. The plotline of How to Undermine Friends and Empower Enemies is formulaic. The president, his advisers, and members of…