Yaakov Lappin is a military and strategic affairs analyst, specialising in Israel’s defense establishment, and the country’s strategic environment. He is an Associate Researcher at the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies, and the Israel correspondent for Jane’s Defense Weekly and the Jewish News Syndicate (JNS.org). Lappin is a guest commentator on international TV and radio outlets, including Sky News, BBC World Service, and I24.
Our Voice of the Week is Dr Tamara Cofman Wittes, speaking at an IISS event in London, which asked: Is the US abandoning the Middle East? Dr Wittes is a Senior Fellow in the Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution. The event was chaired by Emile Hokayem and took place on 4 March 2019.