America’s Middle East Policy, From Eisenhower to Trump https://mosaicmagazine.com/picks/politics-current-affairs/2016/11/americas-middle-east-policy-from-eisenhower-to-trump/

November 30, 2016 | Michael Doran, Walter Russell Mead, Ray Takeyh

Few American presidents have done so much to shape U.S. relations with the Arab world as Dwight D. Eisenhower, who, like many of his successors, believed that the Arab-Israeli conflict was central to the region and that he could win the respect of Arab leaders by demonstrating “daylight” between Washington and Jerusalem. But unlike subsequent presidents, he eventually learned that these and other assumptions were wrong. Michael Doran, Walter Russell Mead, and Ray Takeyh discuss several decades of American policy makers’ failures to understand the Middle East, and what the Trump administration can do to avoid making the same mistakes. (Moderated by Lee Smith. Video, 90 minutes.)

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