How will Pres. Trumps’ national security strategy (being rolled out this week) be implemented next year? Middle East Expert Gregg Roman is available to analyze this and more on your show.
Gregg’s expertise comes from:
Currently serves as Director of the Middle East Forum.
Served as the senior political advisor to Danny Ayalon, Deputy Foreign Minister of the State of Israel.
Served in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) as a Staff Sergeant as international humanitarian aid coordination specialist in the Office of the Coordinator of Government Activities in the Territories at the Israeli Ministry of Defense.
Authored several of the Israeli government’s responses to the Goldstone Report and the Turkel commission and developed and implemented policies and programs at the highest levels of the Israeli government.
Spokesperson for the Jewish Agency during the Second Lebanon War.
Served as the Director of Development and Communications for the Global Research in International Affairs (GLORIA) Center, a think tank, at the university.
Recipient of the Heseg Fellowship at the Lauder School program for Government, Strategy and Diplomacy at the Interdisciplinary Center, Herzliya
Analysis comments by Gregg Roman, Director of the Middle East Forum:
1. Commitments he’s made in the Middle East over the last year from defeating ISIS, recognizing Jerusalem, confronting Iran, and confronting Islamism have all been fulfilled. What hasn’t been spoken about is how will his national security strategy (being rolled out this week) be implemented next year?
2. Domestically, Trump has a lot more work to do on extreme vetting, rooting out violent Islamists from within the US, and giving more tools to intelligence agencies to coordinate their work.
3. 2018 will be the year of confronting Iran. Other items on Trump’s plate include the Israeli Palestinian peace process and confronting Turkey and Qatar who have become primary sponsors of radical ideology in the Middle East and beyond.
Gregg Roman is Director of the Middle East Forum (MEF). As Director, Gregg functions as the Chief Operations Officer for the organization. He is responsible for oversight of day to day management, public affairs and financial resource development for the organization. He has spoken to venues around the world about the Middle East and often appears on television and in print. Gregg is a contributor to The Hill and has been published by the Los Angeles Times, Miami Herald, Daily Caller and The Forward and dozens of other publications. He is a frequent guest commentator on Middle East issues.
Gregg Roman functions as the chief operations officer for the Forum, responsible for day-to-day management, communications, and financial resource development. Mr. Roman previously served as director of the Community Relations Council of the Jewish Federation of Greater Pittsburgh. In 2014, he was named one of the ten most inspiring global Jewish leaders by the Jewish Telegraphic Agency. He previously served as the political advisor to the deputy foreign minister of Israel and worked for the Israeli Ministry of Defense. Mr. Roman is a frequent speaker at venues around the world, often appears on television, and has written for the Hill, the Forward, the Albany Times-Union, and other publications. He attended American University in Washington, D.C., and the Interdisciplinary Center (IDC) in Herzliya, Israel, where he studied national security studies and political communications.