Top Middle East Correspondent Explains the Israeli–Palestinian conflict: Richard Spencer, The Times

Feb 24, 2024

New Thinking Wright on the Nail podcast

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Chris Wright is joined by Richard Spencer, the Times’ new China correspondent and long-time Middle East correspondent to talk geopolitics.

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Chris Wright

Founder of Chrysalis Records, media and sports entrepreneur, campaigner

In this week’s episode, Chris Wright is joined by Richard Spencer, the China correspondent at The Times, formerly the Middle East correspondent from 2016 until August 2023, but brought back to cover the war in Gaza since Hamas’s attack on Israel on the 7th October. He was previously news editor, China correspondent, Middle East correspondent and Middle East editor at The Daily Telegraph.

The focus quickly turns to Israel-Palestine where Richard cuts to the chase, outlining the different ways the conflict may end, and what these scenarios would mean for the citizens on the ground. Questions are raised, such as whether the West is hypocritical to criticise Israel’s campaign in Gaza, considering their relatively recent campaigns in Iraq and Syria. Richard later explains the geopolitics of conflict for the UK and the US, and the power dynamic in the Palestinian West Bank.

They turn their gaze to Ukraine – what is the status of the war and how the American election will impact it, and therefore, the future of Europe. Chris also asks Richard for his views on the possibility of China invading Taiwan.

In this episode we discuss:
  • The Middle East
  • The Israel-Gaza war
  • The Russia-Ukraine war
  • China and Taiwan

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