Nourhan El-Sheikh: Trump Will Try to Maintain Obama’s Hold on Middle East


Nourhan El-Sheikh, Professor of Political Science at Cairo University, talks about the Valdai Club’s Middle East conference and how it is unlike many other conferences on the region in its breadth and balance of views. She noted that the Valdai Club is a very important forum, and may be the only forum in the world that allows all sides to discuss freely and present their interests on the Middle East.

According to El-Sheikh, US President Donald Trump will attempt to maintain the gains of his predecessor Barack Obama in the Middle East, particularly when it comes to Syria. She added that while the changes should not be dramatic, the tune of the discourse would definitely change.