The U.S. must remain engaged in Syria and Iraq to counter Iran’s efforts to increase its influence in the region, according to BPC’s Task Force on Managing Disorder in the Middle East.
Following Turkey’s incursion into Syria, the once unthinkable prospect of a direct clash between Turkish and American soldiers has become alarmingly real.
The crisis in northern Iraq risks significantly disrupting U.S. policy in the region and comes on the heels of the recent capture of Raqqa in Syria.
Although Trump laid out his administration’s major strategic objectives in the Middle East the speech provoked many questions about how it will pursue those goals.
Pointing to historical patterns of U.S. foreign policy is insufficient to guide future strategy or to justify new expenditures of blood and treasure.
As a new administration grapples with how to address challenges in the Middle East, the Bipartisan Policy Center is launching a task force of former diplomats and senior foreign policy experts.