U.S. Policy and National Interests
America's War for the Greater Middle East is a valuable book flawed by trying to cram too much into a single thesis, by focusing too much on the United States and its military, by omitting discussion of available alternatives, by dismissing America's need to lead in the world without dis
Sebastian Gorka is a deputy assistant to the president of the United States. He is also part of the Strategic Initiatives Group (SIG) headed by Stephen K. Bannon, Donald Trump's chief strategist.
The Middle East Policy Council's 88th Capitol Hill Conference has concluded. The full video and unedited transcript are available below. The panel, held April 26, 2017, revealed how a two-state solution continues to recede into the distance as a feasible resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, a trend fed by the actions and attitudes of the parties to the conflict along with the shift in the region from domination by state actors to non-state ones.
In his 2016 book The New Arab Wars: Uprisings and Anarchy in the Middle East, George Washington University political-science professor Marc Lynch notes, "This book has been painful to write" (p. 255).
This is the third of three lectures. The first spoke to shifting patterns of great power relations and their global implications. The second addressed evolving balances of power in Asia in light of China’s and India’s return to wealth and power.
Donald Trump has upended decades of bipartisan U.S. commitment to the goal of an independent Palestinian state alongside Israel. In a joint press conference with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, Mr.