Phil Gordon on the Causes of Chaos in the Middle East

Phil Gordon on the Causes of Chaos in the Middle East


Phil Gordon, the most senior White House official focused on the Middle East, shares insights on the factors causing chaos in countries like Iran, Libya, Syria, Israel, and Palestine; why we can’t just ignore their problems; we should be doing in the region to protect America’s interests; and what we can learn from looking to Tunisia as a model nation state.

Former Special Assistant to the President on the Middle East and the Gulf Region

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Phil Gordon was the most senior official focused on the Middle East when he served as the special assistant to the president and White House coordinator for the region. With an extensive track record in Washington and at the National Security Council, he has worked on the top geopolitical issues of the last two decades. A phenomenal, forward-thinking speaker, he focuses on the state of and United States’ relationship with the Middle East, including the three factors causing the region’s chaos and the four things our nation should be doing about it.