U.S. Strategic Reach in the Middle East

Key Problems Washington’s goals in the Middle East involve support for Israel, assuring oil flow, and ensuring political stability for economic growth. Ensuring reliable U.S. military access for intervention in the region and beyond means increasing military aid...

U.S.-Iraq Policy: Recent Military Attacks

Key Points Clinton’s retaliatory strike was driven by U.S.-election, not foreign policy imperatives. The results undermined key U.S. goals: – Saddam Hussein is politically stronger and now controls “U.S. protected” Iraqi Kurdistan. –...