Oren Kessler is a Tel Aviv-based journalist and analyst. He was formerly deputy director for research at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies in Washington and Middle East research fellow at the Henry Jackson Society in London. Previously he was Arab affairs correspondent for The Jerusalem Post during the Arab Spring and a writer, editor and translator at Haaretz. His work has appeared in outlets including The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Politico, Foreign Affairs and Foreign Policy.
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.