Will US Retaliate in West Asia Amid Rising Tensions

2024 • 38min • News • International


Published On: January 30, 2024 - West Asia is teetering on the brink following Hamas' shocking attack on Israeli civilians last October. Now the situation has further escalated as Iranian proxies struck, killing three US soldiers in a drone attack in Jordan. This event has marked a critical turning point, raising questions about the future of the region. Join The News9 Plus Show in this insightful discussion with Mr. Jason F Isaacson, Chief Policy and Political Affairs Officer of the American Jewish Committee, and Dr. Premanand Mishra, Visiting Faculty at the Centre for West Asian Studies, Jamia Millia Islamia. News9 Plus Editor, Sandeep Unnithan, moderates the conversation as our experts delve into the repercussions of the recent attacks and assess whether the US will retaliate. Explore the impact on the previously anticipated Abraham Accords, particularly the Saudi Israeli rapprochement, as peace efforts seem to take a back seat. US policymakers believed they were effectively managing threats from Iran and its proxies until this recent incident. The unprecedented drone attack on a base in northeastern Jordan, marks the beginning of a third conflict zone in West Asia. US President Joe Biden has vowed a response, but the big question remains: How will the US retaliate? Stay informed and join us for a comprehensive analysis of the evolving situation in West Asia and the potential implications for regional stability. Don't miss the crucial conversation on the geopolitics shaping our world today.