Belligerent Minimalism: the Trump Administration and the Middle East

December 07, 2016

by Marc Lynch

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As has been true for decades, the structural realities of the Middle East are likely to defeat any efforts by the Trump administration to transform the U.S. role in the region. But the greatest question of all will not be about strategy, but whether Trump rethinks any of the five U.S. interests that have remained stable for 60 years.