October 30, 2013
A New Age in U.S.-Mideast Relations
Rami Khouri, The Daily Star
The Associated Press
The major thrust of the debates in the U.S. on this issue have tended to revolve around the question of whether the U.S. has lost much of its influence and role in the region, and whether it has abdicated a historical responsibility and abandoned its allies. This is perhaps slightly off the mark, because the real issue is not American impact, but rather American interest in the region.
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