Daily: Can Biden remake Trump’s Middle East?

From Israel to Iran, Donald Trump thought he could reset the Middle East. His fixation on the region defined the last four years of US foreign policy. But what will Biden’s presidency mean for America and the Middle East? Senior policy fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute Michael Stephens talks to Arthur Snell about oil, oligarchs, and outbreaks – and if Trump’s unorthodox approach has actually secured some wins…


  • “Arab states are recognising Judaism as part of their cultural identity. You wouldn’t have seen that ten years ago.”
  • “How Biden deals with Iran will set the tone in the Middle East for the next four years. From there, all else flows.”
  • “Al Qaeda and ISIS have not gone away. People forget that there’s still war in Syria.”


Presented by Arthur Snell. Produced by Andrew Harrison. Assistant producers Jelena Sofronijevic and Jacob Archbold. Music by Kenny Dickinson. Audio production by Alex Rees. THE BUNKER is a Podmasters Production.


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