January 11, 2013

Does Obama Have a Mideast Plan?

Marc Lynch, Foreign Policy

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This administration has not done a good job at laying out and then executing a strategic vision for the Middle East. Avoiding the worst outcomes and effectively managing crises when they rise to the top of the agenda are underrated accomplishments. But they don't amount to a vision, and the president should aim higher in his second term. So what does Obama want the region to look like four years from now? And how will his policies help create that Middle East?

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TAGGED: Iraq, Palestine, Iran, Israel, Bahrain, Yemen, Middle East, United States, Barack Obama

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