In this episode, MLI Munk Senior Fellow Shuvaloy Majumdar is joined by Israel’s Ambassador to Canada, Nimrod Barkan, to discuss recent developments in the shifting sands of diplomacy in the Middle East.
Ambassador Barkan explains the recent cooperation between Israel and Gulf states, an emerging alliance in which Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sissi also acknowledged membership in earlier this month. The Ambassador points to the threat posed by Iran, now supported by Turkey, as the primary force animating this new diplomatic landscape.
This episode also covers several other issues, including how Israel navigates its relationship with Russia vis-à-vis Iran, Hezbollah’s tunnel program to attack Israeli civilians, and Iran’s new strategic position from Syria to Yemen. Tune in for a frank and world-class briefing with Canada’s friend and ally, the State of Israel.