The Middle East After Pompeo’s Cairo Speech

Mike Pompeo meeting Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi (State Department via Flickr)

by Emile Nakhleh Those who had wishfully hoped that Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s Cairo speech would enunciate a new Trumpian doctrine toward the Middle East were sorely disappointed. The speech was no more than a mean attack on former… Continue Reading  

Pompeo: Iran Threat Inflation Eludes Search For Allies

Mike Pompeo meets with Iraqi President Barham Salih (State Department via Flickr)

by Kaveh L. Afrasiabi “Nations are rallying to our side to confront Iran in the region like never before,” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a major foreign policy speech in Cairo on January 10. Claiming that his administration… Continue Reading  

Pompeo’s Blind Revisionism in the Middle East

Mike Pompeo arrives in Bahrain (State Department via Flickr)

by Laila Ujayli In Cairo, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo asked his audience to accept the (false) “truth” that “America is a force for good in the Middle East” because ignoring it results in “bad choices.” However, the reverse is… Continue Reading  

From Cairo to Goldberg

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by James J. Zogby Earlier this month “The Atlantic” magazine featured a cover story, “The Obama Doctrine”, written by Jeffery Goldberg. Based on the author’s many hours of interviews with President Obama, it represents an attempt to find a coherent… Continue Reading  

Michael Oren Walks Back One Mistake With Another

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by Ali Gharib Last week, Michael Oren published a piece in Foreign Policy about President Obama’s relations with the Muslim world. Tackling everything from Obama’s upbringing to his unsuccessful recent summit of Gulf Arab leaders, Oren’s piece called Obama’s Muslim… Continue Reading