"Middle East Meltdown: Causes and Consequences" -- An Address by Former U.S. Ambassador Ryan Crocker

Jan 18, 2017

On this edition of StudioTulsa, the Middle East...and how it got that way. We speak with former U.S. Ambassador Ryan Crocker, who was once called by President Obama -- when he was being awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom -- "America’s Lawrence of Arabia." Ambassador Crocker was in the Foreign Service for 37 years and, after retiring, was recalled to active duty by President Obama in 2011 to serve as U.S. Ambassador to Afghanistan. Previously, he did stints as the U.S. Ambassador to Syria, Iraq, Pakistan, Kuwait, Afghanistan, and Lebanon. Now on the faculty at Texas A&M University's George Bush School of Government and Public Service, Ambassador Crocker spoke recently at the Tulsa Committee on Foreign Relations; his address was entitled, "Middle East Meltdown: Causes and Consequences." He spoke with us while he was here in Tulsa.