The Middle East: Regional Disorder

Great Decisions 2019 | Topic 2

As the presidency of Donald J. Trump passes the halfway point, the Middle East remains a region in turmoil.

As the presidency of Donald J. Trump passes the halfway point, the Middle East remains a region in turmoil. The Trump administration has aligned itself with strongmen in Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Egypt, which along with Israel have a common goal of frustrating Iranian expansion. What will be the fallout from policy reversals such as withdrawing from the Iranian nuclear accord and moving the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem? Does the United States see a path forward in troubled states such as Syria, Yemen, Libya and Iraq? Is the United States headed toward war with Iran?

Photo by Bandar Algaloud/Saudi Royal Council/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

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