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Middle East Update with Amy Tachco of U.S. Department of State

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President-elect Joe Biden and Vice President-elect Kamala Harris will take office on Jan. 20 and their administration is likely to be far different from the one led by President Donald Trump.  WACH is beginning a series of Facebook Live discussions with experts in domestic and foreign affairs to discuss U.S. foreign policy and to begin contemplating how the world is likely to change in 2021.

Amy Tachco, director of the Office of Regional And Multilateral Affairs in the Bureau of Near Eastern Affairs of the U.S. Department of State, provided an analysis of current U.S. relations with the Middle East

She joined the Foreign Service in 2002 after a brief stint in finance in New York.  She has served in Karachi, Casablanca, Madrid (twice), Beirut, and in Washington in the Bureaus of Near Eastern and African Affairs. 

She served as Political Counselor at U.S. Embassy Damascus in the run-up to closure of the Mission in 2012, and was Minister Counselor for Political Affairs at the U.S. Mission to the United Nations under Ambassadors Samantha Power and Nikki Haley.
She also served as Foreign Policy Adviser to the U.S. Navy Fifth Fleet Commander in Manama, Bahrain.  A graduate of Smith College and the Graduate Institute of International Studies in Geneva, she speaks French, Spanish, Italian, and Arabic.