Guest Host: Susan Page

The U.S. relationship with the Middle East dates back to the period immediately following the American Revolution, when pirate attacks on American trading vessels set off the Barbary Wars. Bestselling author Michael Oren tells the story of this early history and how it continues to reverberate today in U.S. policy toward the region.


  • Michael Oren Senior fellow at the Shalem Center; author of "Six Days of War," which won the "Los Angeles Times" Book Prize; and frequent contributor to the "New York Times," the "Washington Post," "The Wall Street Journal," and "The New Republic."

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