Shifting Alliances in the Middle East

Great Decisions 2016 | Topic 1

From a proxy war in Yemen to an ongoing civil war in Syria, a number of conflicts have shaken the traditional alliances in the Middle East to their core.

From a proxy war in Yemen to an ongoing civil war in Syria, a number of conflicts have shaken the traditional alignments in the Middle East to their core. As alliances between state and non-state actors in the region are constantly shifting, the U.S. has found itself between a rock and a hard place. In a series of disputes that are far from being black-and-white, what can the U.S. do to secure its interests in the region without causing further damage and disruption?

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