VIDEO: Challenges in the Middle East

by in Politics, World.

Ambassador L. Paul Bremer, Presidential Envoy to Iraq (2003-2004) and Ambassador to the Netherlands (1983-1986), sat down with Paul Sullivan of The National Defense University to discuss one of the world’s most pressing issues — Challenges in the Middle East — at this year’s BCLS. Much of the conversation mirrored current headlines, i.e., Islamist extremists in Iraq and Syria and how to cope with the spread of groups like ISIS — Ambassador Bremer believes a combat operation is “politically feasible” — and the nuclear capacities of Iran. Prior to the panel, Blouin News had the opportunity to interview the ambassador to talk Iraq, Syria and more.