The Middle East is in a period of turmoil. Since the US has experienced the beginning of a shale gas boom, entered into negotiations with Iran, and begun shifting the center of its geo-strategic focus to the Pacific region, the future of the Middle East has grown increasingly uncertain in the the eyes of many observers. ENERGLOBE met with the former US Secretary of State Madeline Albright at the Brookings Institute in Washington DC, during the recent Core Group Meeting of the Munich Security Conference, to ask for her view on the future of US interests in the Middle East.
Madeline Albright served as US Secretary of State under Bill Clinton from 1997-2001. She was the first woman in this office. She is currently engaged as a professor of international relations at the Walsh School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University in Washington DC.