Building for Peace:An American Strategy for the Middle East
Jan 1, 1988
When the next president enters office, he will be confronted by a Middle East in transformation. The Iraq-Iran war is ending; the Arab-Israeli conflict is reverting to its inter-communal roots; and the arms race is escalating to a new, more dangerous level. As the region adjusts to these new realities, the next president will need to proceed with caution, acting to reshape the political environment between Israel and the Palestinians, stabilize the Middle East military balance and help construct a postwar framework of stability in the Gulf.