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In conversation: Ambassador Martin Indyk on US Middle East policy in Obama's second term

The Obama Administration's so-called 'pivot to Asia' raises serious questions about US policy in the Middle East, at a time of great turmoil in the region. On 2 May 2013 former US Ambassador to Israel, and current Director of the Foreign Policy Program at the Brookings Institution in Washington DC, Martin Indyk, spoke to Lowy's Anthony Bubalo about US Middle East Policy in Obama's second term. Ambassador Indyk argues that events in the Middle East will require continued engagement by the US, even while it focuses greater attention on the Asia-Pacific. He also discusses current US policy towards the civil war in Syria and the Iranian nuclear program.

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