Beyond Iraq

A New U.S. Strategy for the Middle East

Authors: Richard N. Haass, President, Council on Foreign Relations, and Martin S. Indyk, Director of the Saban Center for Middle East Policy, Brookings Institution
January/February 2009
Foreign Affairs

Iraq has dominated U.S. policy in the Middle East for the last six years, but this is no longer necessary. The Obama administration will be able to reduce the U.S. presence in Iraq while pursuing a grand bargain with Iran, promoting peace between Jerusalem and Damascus, and forging a final-status Israeli-Palestinian agreement.

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