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A Conversation with Dr. Michael Robbins on Public Opinion in the Arab World

May 17, 202411:03

In this interview, Arab Barometer Director Dr. Michael Robbins discusses various aspects of Arab public opinion on the war in Gaza, noting the significant shifts in sentiment following the events of October 7. He discusses the favorability towards the United States across the region, contrasting this with increased support for China's image. Dr. Robbins also examines how Russia is perceived in the region, providing insights into the complexities of its reputation. Furthermore, he addresses the enduring support for a two-state solution, highlighting the nuanced perspectives and aspirations of the Arab public regarding this long-standing issue.

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The Wilson Center’s Middle East Program serves as a crucial resource for the policymaking community and beyond, providing analyses and research that helps inform US foreign policymaking, stimulates public debate, and expands knowledge about issues in the wider Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.  Read more