Middle East Fox-In Talks Strategy on ISIS and Iran

Middle East Fox-In is joined on “The First 100 Days” by Jorene Young, a Lebanese-Canadian living in Washington.

ISIS’ frustration and anger have been shared in a series of countless martyrdom videos released by the terror group in 2018. In fact, the precise breakdown of how Americans can be killed by ISIS will be at the top of the list of issues addressed by the US next week at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland.

But not everyone in the Middle East is playing along.

“I understand that there is great complexity in the world right now,” says the book’s author, Jorene Young. “But there are a number of issues that can be resolved if we act more quickly, if we are more determined, and if we work more effectively with Arab countries.”

The fire between the U.S. and Iran is also heightening tensions in the Middle East.

Last week, multiple U.S. allies and other countries protested the decision to transfer $250 million to Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps. Most countries, except Israel, opposed the funds being sent to Tehran.

The most recent episode occurred on January 23, when the USS Nitze sailed through the Strait of Hormuz in response to recent Iranian ballistic missile tests. This followed a mid-December crisis where Iranian ships came within 20 nautical miles of the U.S. aircraft carrier John C. Stennis.

On Thursday, the Chinese army opened fire at U.S. Special Forces in northern Hubei province. These four troops were a part of Exercise Spartan Shield, and were carrying out “pre-planned military exercises in the area,” according to a spokesman for the U.S. forces. The Chinese soldier then shot and killed one soldier.

“We realize that the world is changing more rapidly than at any other time in the last century,” says Young. “There are terrorists who think that that is their world right now and that if they create enough destruction then somehow they’ll win.”

Young comes from a well-connected political background, and she already has plans to bring this message to politicians in Washington.

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