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‘Wide Angle’ Episode 13: Trump’s Jerusalem Announcement – The End Of The Mideast Peace Process?

Maya Mirchandani discusses the impact of Trump’s announcement recognising Jerusalem as Israel’s capital on US foreign policy in the Middle East, Israel-Palestine peace process and India’s role in the Arab region. Joining her in this discussion are Alex Travelli from The Economist, assistant professor Khinvraj Jangid from O.P. Jindal Global University and distinguished fellow at Observer Research Foundation Harsh Pant.

Fighters of Syrian Democratic Forces march along a road after Raqqa was liberated from the Islamic State militants, in Raqqa, Syria October 17, 2017. Credit: Reuters

The Rise and Fall of ISIS

ISIS’s looming defeat is to be cheered, but the costs have been huge – loss of civilian life, destruction of ancient cities, increased attacks abroad and brewing conflicts in the region.