US Foreign Policy

  • Article // Mar 02, 2015
    Murhaf Jouejati
    In his recent National Interest blog post entitled “Assad Will Have to Stay for Awhile,” Paul Pillar advises the Obama administration to ignore regional calls to help bring down the Assad regime, for three reasons: the resilience of the regime; the need to avoid fighting it and ISIS simultaneously; and the need to preserve stability in Syria. Pillar’s three reasons are flawed.
  • US interest in the MENA region has been on the rise since the end of World War II, as local conflicts and regional power politics are perceived to have a lasting effect on broader US foreign policy.