The future of the Iran nuclear deal and more depend on how the next administration responds to Tehran's mixed messages.
Kenneth M. Pollack is a resident scholar at the American Enterprise Institute and the former director for Persian Gulf affairs at the National Security Council.
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The United States finally has a capable partner in the Middle East, but with military competence comes increasing policy independence.
Editor's Note: This piece originally appeared in Markaz.
Editor's Note: This piece originally appeared in Markaz. This is part two in a two-part series. The first part can be found here.
Editor's Note: This piece originally appeared on Markaz.
Editor’s Note: This piece originally appeared on Markaz.
If the United States and the international community do not act decisively to address the larger problems of the Middle East—particularly the destabilizing effects of multiple civil wars—then these civil wars will only metastasize, spreading instability and chaos and undercutting whatever more modest strategy we try to pursue.