By Matthew Beres and Bill Ostrove, Forecast International.
Welcome to Forecast International’s second episode of the Forecast Roundtable podcast. Each podcast features several analysts discussing various aerospace and defense-related issues.
This week Doug Royce interviews Derek Bisaccio and Daniel Darling regarding Middle East defense cooperation and military acquisition. Matt Beres edited.
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00:32 – Last year, the Arab League started with plans to develop a joint defense force. It’ been proposed in the past and hasn’t made much progress. What has been the result of the latest effort?
1:20 – What is the Arab League and who’s included, and how does it break down power wise in the region?
03:58 – What would we see as the chances of the Arab League going through? Is it a pipe dream?
05:00 – What is the goal of the Arab League?
08:14 – Where are we now regarding the military defense spending standpoint? Has the relationship with Europe and the United States changed?
10:02 – Does Israel have an influence on what gets sold in the Middle East?
10:25 – What do we see in defense ships, electronics, etc.?