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U.S. Policy on Turkey

James F. Jeffrey and Soner Cagaptay

The Trump administration should revamp policy toward Turkey to emphasize a transactional approach to critical bilateral issues, counsels two leading experts on U.S.-Turkish relations. In the first in a series of Washington Institute presidential transition papers addressing key policy challenges across the Middle East, former U.S. ambassador...

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Commercial Diplomacy in the Middle East

Haisam Hassanein

In addition to boosting the economic prospects of individual countries, the QIZ arrangements between Egypt, Israel, and the United States show how trade can be used as a powerful catalyst for multilateral cooperation on other fronts.

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The Trump Administration and the Middle East

Articles & Op-Eds

Strength in a Tougher World

Michael Singh

Some foreign policy guidelines for the incoming administration as it prepares for a world that has become more competitive and less susceptible to U.S. influence.