Dave Harden is the Managing Director of the Georgetown Strategy Group. Before founding the firm, Harden was a Minister Counselor in the career Senior Foreign Service. He recently served as the Assistant Administrator for the US Agency for International Development’s Bureau for Democracy, Conflict, and Humanitarian Assistance in the Obama Administration. In that capacity, Harden led a bureau focused on global crisis response and political transition with an annual budget of $4.8 billion with nearly 1,200 staff. Harden spearheaded all USAID efforts to respond to crises and stabilisation efforts – including responses in Haiti, Iraq, Libya, Somalia, South Sudan, Syria, the West Bank/Gaza and Yemen.
Our Voice of the Fortnight is Deputy Editor Samuel Nurding speaking with Anders Persson, senior lecturer at Linnaeus University and author of the new book, ‘EU Diplomacy and the Israeli-Arab Conflict, 1967-2019‘ (Edinburgh University press, 2020). The two discuss the EU’s role in the conflict over the last 50 years, the impact of the UAE and Bahrain peace deals on EU policy toward the conflict, and how the EU has contributed to the development of Israel.