January 12th, 2009
09:00 AM ET
9 years ago

Obama's top 5 challenges: The Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the Middle East


Managing tensions in the Middle East is one of President-elect Obama's top 5 challenges as the next commander-in-chief.

(CNN) – As President-elect Barack Obama prepares to assume power, CNN’s American Morning is taking a closer look at some of the top challenges he will face in office.

Watch: Middle East to challenge Obama

Watch Gen. Richard Myers, former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff; Gary Bernsten, author and former CIA officer; Prof. Reza Aslan, author and Middle East analyst; and Christiane Amanpour, CNN Chief International Correspondent as they discuss the challenges Obama will face in dealing with the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the Middle East, and the issue of violent extremism globally.

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