The Heat: Obama’s Legacy in the Middle East

The Heat

Obama's legacy in the Middle East Obama spent two terms at war, unable to bring peace to the Middle East

Uprisings, inaction, and intervention. How will history remember the legacy of Barack Obama in the Middle East?

Barack Obama entered the office of the presidency with a message of hope and change and as commander in chief to a war he opposed. He is the only president to spend two terms at war so now, as his second and final term comes to end, how have his policies affected the Middle East?

CCTV’s Stephanie Freid reports from Tel Aviv.

Tonight’s panel takes on Obama’s red-lines, deadlines, and ultimate legacy in the Middle East:

  • Raghida Dergham, founder and executive chairman of the Beirut Institute, and senior correspondent for Al-Hayat.
  • Hamoud Salhi, associate dean and professor of Political Science at California State University Dominguez Hills.
  • Abdel Bari Atwan, author and journalist, and currently the editor of Rai el-Youm,a Pan-Arabic newspaper.

The Heat: Obama’s Legacy in the Middle East PT 1

Uprisings, inaction, and intervention. How will history remember the legacy of Barack Obama in the Middle East? Barack Obama entered the office of the presidency with a message of hope and change and as commander in chief to a war he opposed. He is the only president to spend two terms at war so now, as his second and final term comes to end, how have his policies affected the Middle East? CCTV’s Stephanie Freid reports from Tel Aviv.Tonight’s panel takes on Obama’s red-lines, deadlines, and ultimate legacy in the Middle East:Raghida Dergham, founder and executive chairman of the Beirut Institute, and senior correspondent for Al-Hayat.Hamoud Salhi, associate dean and professor of Political Science at California State University Dominguez Hills.Abdel Bari Atwan, author and journalist, and currently the editor of Rai el-Youm,a Pan-Arabic newspape.

The Heat: Obama’s Legacy in the Middle East PT 2

Uprisings, inaction, and intervention. How will history remember the legacy of Barack Obama in the Middle East? Barack Obama entered the office of the presidency with a message of hope and change and as commander in chief to a war he opposed. He is the only president to spend two terms at war so now, as his second and final term comes to end, how have his policies affected the Middle East? CCTV’s Stephanie Freid reports from Tel Aviv.Tonight’s panel takes on Obama’s red-lines, deadlines, and ultimate legacy in the Middle East:Raghida Dergham, founder and executive chairman of the Beirut Institute, and senior correspondent for Al-Hayat.Hamoud Salhi, associate dean and professor of Political Science at California State University Dominguez Hills.Abdel Bari Atwan, author and journalist, and currently the editor of Rai el-Youm,a Pan-Arabic newspape.