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President-Elect Trump and the Middle East What Does the Election of Donald J. Trump Mean for U.S. Policy in the Middle East?

Robert Satloff

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November 9, 2016


In this short video, Institute Executive Director Robert Satloff explores implications of the election of Donald J. Trump for America’s role in the region.

Dr. Robert Satloff, the Howard P. Berkowitz Chair in U.S. Middle East Policy, highlights the challenges that confront the president-elect as he moves from campaigning to governing. How will President Trump implement the four themes of his Middle East policy: destroying ISIS; getting tough on Iran; strengthening old alliances with Israel and Egypt; and compelling traditional partners to spend more on their defense needs?