12 February 2016

Sanders’ Middle East policies under scrutiny

Rami Khouri, a Middle East expert and senior fellow at Harvard's Kennedy School, said "not very much" is known about Bernie Sanders' foreign policy, but that the Vermont senator would be "forced in the coming months" to address questions on the Middle East - especially if he continues to gain momentum against Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton.
"He has not spoken very much about issues in the Middle East", including the issue of Palestinian statehood, Khouri said of Sanders, in an interview with Al Jazeera. "So we can't judge him."

Khouri, however, said that based on Sanders' domestic policies, there are "positive indications" that he would pursue a foreign policy "anchored in justice and fairness".