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The Complexity of the Middle East’s Politics and Issues- An Interview with Michael Friedson- Ep. 349

On this episode of Blunt Force Truth, Michael Friedson joins Mark to discuss the hard facts of issues in the Middle East and the impact they have on the United States.  Michael Friedson hosts a nationally-syndicated radio program that is heard around the world and is co-founder of the Media Line News Agency, which both focus on Middle East politics and issues. Mark and Michael discuss issues in the Middle East

Mark kicks off the discussion by asking how President Trump has affected the Middle East and the impact of moving the U.S. Embassy to Jerusalem. Michael’s explanation shows that Middle East politics are more complex than the media reports. Michael also breaks down the truth behind the “two-state solution” belief.

They then discuss the fight against Iran by surrounding nations and the Obama-era Iran nuclear deal. Michael explains the different players and obstacles that the world faces with Iran.

The show wraps up as they discuss Iran’s regime, their laws against women, and the possibility of a regime change. They explore factors that play a role in Iran’s current and future situation. Their conclusion may be more complicated than most people would believe.

More about Michael Friedson:

Michael Friedson, Co-founder and Executive Editor of The Media Line News Agency, is a seasoned broadcast and print journalist with more than two decades of experience covering the Middle East and oversees the work of the agency’s correspondents reporting from all parts of the region.

Michael hosted The Media Line’s nationally-syndicated Mideast Week radio program and appears daily as a commentator on radio programs airing around the world, including the BBC World Service, ABC Australia, CTV Canada; affiliates of America’s major networks, and a New Hampshire news station bloc where he’s a featured member of morning program.

Michael Friedson writes The Media Line’s highly acclaimed Mideast Daily News, a news blast that appears six times each week and is a fixture among government officials, policy makers, educators and those with an interest in staying abreast of news from the region. He is frequently called upon to brief leaders in both public and private sectors on the dynamics of the Middle East. Michael is a popular participant in forums on the Middle East and international politics and is often requested to present to study missions and professional seminars.

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