My latest podcast with Philip Gordon, who was MidEast director on the Obama NSC. Why does the US keep getting the region wrong; and is US politics beginning to resemble the politics of the Middle East ft.com/content/ae448d via @financialtimes
Philip Gordon, a senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, is a long-time Washington insider who worked on Middle East policy for the Obama administration and is now an informal adviser to the Biden campaign. In this episode, Gideon Rachman talks to him about the US presidential election and American policy in the Middle East — the subject of his new book, Losing the Long Game. After decades of American engagement in the region, Gordon shares his thoughts on why no recent US president has been able to ignore it.