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Abraham Sofaer, Jonathan Spyer & Jim Hanson Download

Download August 1st, 2018

Today’s Guests

Abraham D. Sofaer,  the George P. Shultz Senior Fellow in Foreign Policy and National Security Affairs, Emeritus.

Abraham Sofaer  is a former United States District Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, and then a Legal Adviser to the United States State Department. After resigning from the State Department he became the George P. Shultz Senior Fellow in Foreign Policy and National Security Affairs at theHoover InstitutionStanford University.  Sofaer’s work focuses on the power over war within the US government and on issues related to international law, terrorism, diplomacy, and national security.


Jonathan SpyerDirector of the Rubin Center, IDC Herzliya and Fellow at the Middle East Forum

Jonathan Spyer is a Writing Fellow at the Middle East Forum and has written for the Middle East Quarterly. He holds an M.A. from the University of London and a Ph.D. from the London School of Economics. He is the author of Days of the Fall: A Reporter’s Journey in the Syria and Iraq Wars (2017), a columnist for the Jerusalem Post, and has appeared on Al-Jazeera, BBC, CNN, Fox News, and Sky News.

Twitter ID: @jonathan_spyer



Jim Hanson, President of Security Studies Group

Jim Hanson previously served in US Army Special Forces and conducted Counter-Terrorism, Counter-Insurgency as well as Diplomatic, Intelligence and Humanitarian operations in more than a dozen countries. He is the author of Cut Down the Black Flag – A Plan to Defeat the Islamic State.

Twitter ID: @Uncle_Jimbo


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