Middle East expert Dr. Tamara Cofman Wittes

On March 20, Middle East expert Dr. Tamara Cofman Wittes visited Berlin for a series of conversations on “U.S. Foreign Policy in the Middle East.” She also met with a group of German journalists and shared her insights on Egypt, Tunisia, the Middle East Peace Process, and the crisis in Syria. Dr. Wittes said that “a lot of credit goes to Secretary Kerry” for recognizing and working with the political shifts in Israel and Palestine that provide hope for a peace agreement. Regarding the Syria crisis, she explained that while the Arab states are eager to see stronger U.S. engagement, they themselves are divided over the question of the right strategy. On Egypt, she called for an “all inclusive” system that allows all political parties to participate. Dr. Wittes cited Tunisia as a positive example of a state that profited from the Arab uprising.

For more information, please see her video interview athttp://youtu.be/sKyLB0eRX5s