The President's Inbox: The Greater Middle East
Upon President Obama's inauguration, he will find a myriad of foreign policy challenges demanding his attention, particularly in the Middle East. As the new administration begins, please join CFR experts Stephen Biddle, Steven Cook, and Daniel Markey to assess and discuss the most pressing issues in the greater Middle East.
In the Middle East, there is a perception that President Obama and the United States cannot be relied upon. But Obama's reelection is now an opportunity for the president to show his leadership and reliability in the region, says Ed Husain.
Elliott Abrams says, "The next three to six months in the Middle East will make Obama administration officials look back to 2012 with nostalgia as a quiet time when they were able to focus on the campaign. The coming year will be much tougher—starting now."