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Beyond Moderates and Militants

Authors: Robert Malley, International Crisis Group, and Peter Harling
September/October 2010
Foreign Affairs


U.S. policymakers have historically applied yesterday's solutions to today's problems in the Middle East. But the Middle East is not what it was five years ago; it has moved on. President Obama must recognize that there is not a clean divide between a moderate pro-American camp and an extremist militant axis and take into account the region's rapidly shifting dynamics.

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