US Foreign Policy

  • Article // Mar 16, 2015
    Robert S. Ford
    Over the weekend, the Western and Arab media reported extensively on U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry’s remarks, given on the fourth anniversary of the Syrian revolution, that the United States must negotiate “in the end” with Bashar al-Assad. Are his remarks anything new, or do they represent a continuation of previous policy? MEI’s Robert Ford weighs in.
  • 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.