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Why Calls for an Immediate Ceasefire in the Gaza War Becomes a Strategic Liability for the United States

December 20, 2023 @ 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

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This webinar was generously sponsored in loving memory of Pola Ann and M. David Kuppermann, Z’L

While many in the international community view the Hamas war on Israel strictly in narrow terms, as just another Israeli-Palestinian war, this war is different. This war is all about the Iranian axis of terror, and its threat to the entire free world. For an immediate ceasefire of the war that Hamas launched on Israel with their barbaric attacks of October 7th, Iranian-backed Houthis are attacking shipping lanes in the Red Sea, cutting off a great deal of international commerce, and Iranian-backed Hezbollah has stepped up the launching missiles onto Israeli towns. Yet, calls from the international community for an immediate ceasefire are increasing. Renowned scholar, David Wurmser will be discussing the wider regional and geo-strategic ramifications of this war, and why calls for an immediate ceasefire will actually backfire against the United States, Europe, and the entire free, Western world.

About the Speaker: David Wurmser is the Director of Middle East Studies and a Senior Scholar at the Center for Security Policy, as well as a Fellow at the Misgav Institute for National Security and Zionist Strategy. David has served as Middle East Advisor to Former Vice President Dick Cheney, and as Special Assistant to Former National Security Advisor and UN Ambassador John Bolton. He also served in the US Navy Reserve as an intelligence officer at the rank of Lieutenant Commander. David is also the Founder of the Delphi Global Analysis Group.

Immediately following the 9/11 attacks, Dr. Wurmser consulted until January 2002 for the Office of the Secretary of Defense in the U.S. Department of Defense on a war‐related classified project on understanding the nature and strategic significance of terrorist group networks and their interactions with states. Before entering government, Dr. Wurmser founded the Middle East studies program at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) in 1996. While at AEI Dr. Wurmser published the book, “ Tyranny’s Ally: America’s Failure to Defeat Saddam Hussein.”

David received his Bachelor’s degree, his M.A., as well as his Ph.D from the Johns Hopkins University. In addition to his book, he has also been published in The Wall Street Journal, The Financial Times and Commentary Magazine.

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December 20, 2023
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
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