Inside the Issues 4.3 | Misunderstandings and Misconceptions of the Middle East

  • Jim Lederman
  • Andrew Thompson
October 9, 2013

Inside the Issues 4.3 | Misunderstandings and Misconceptions of the Middle East

This week, co-host Andrew Thompson welcomes Jim Lederman, Senior Middle East Regional Analyst, Oxford Analytica for a discussion on misunderstandings and misconceptions of the Middle East. With a 40+ year career spent reporting on life and events in the region, Lederman shares insights on the skewed nature of outside perceptions of the Middle East and how such perceptions are represented in the media. Are nations really seeking democracy, or simply a consensual government by consensus? What has changed for journalists reporting on the Middle East? How are misconceptions affecting regional relations? Drawing from personal experience, Lederman shares fascinating insights on political uprisings, international relations and resource management.
Join co-hosts David Welch, CIGI Chair of Global Security and Dr. Andrew Thompson for the fourth season of Inside the Issues — a weekly podcast series — as they share timely and candid discussions with global governance experts on issues related to the core areas of CIGI expertise: Global Economy, Global Security & Politics and International Law.
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