James M. Lindsay

Senior Vice President, Director of Studies, and Maurice R. Greenberg Chair

Episode Guests

Steven A. Cook

Eni Enrico Mattei Senior Fellow for Middle East and Africa Studies and Director of the International Affairs Fellowship for Tenured International Relations Scholars

Philip H. Gordon

Mary and David Boies Senior Fellow in U.S. Foreign Policy

Ray Takeyh

Hasib J. Sabbagh Senior Fellow for Middle East Studies

Show Notes

In this special Election 2020 series of The President’s Inbox, James M. Lindsay sits down each week with several experts with different views on how the United States should handle its foreign policy challenges. This week, he discusses what Qasem Soleiman’s death means for the Middle East with Steven A. Cook, CFR’s Eni Enrico Mattei senior fellow for Middle East and Africa studies, Philip H. Gordon, CFR’s Mary and David Boies senior fellow in U.S. foreign policy, and Ray Takeyh, CFR’s Hasib J. Sabbagh senior fellow for Middle East studies.


Read Lindsay’s takeaways from their conversation and find further readings on his blog, The Water’s Edge.


The special Election 2020 episodes of The President’s Inbox are made possible in part by a grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York.