Charles Thépaut is a French diplomat and resident Visiting Fellow at The Washington Institute.
Articles & Testimony
The election and other factors provide an opportunity to design a humbler but smarter transatlantic approach to the Middle East.
The one—and perhaps only—foreign policy issue on which President Trump and Joe Biden appear to agree is the need to end U.S. involvement in “endless wars” in the Middle East. And who can disagree? To be sure, American interests in the region have diminished but have not disappeared. Foreign policy planners in both political parties are trying to find new ways to advance U.S. interests—fighting terrorism, supporting allies and pushing back against Russia and China—with a smaller footprint; that is, to do more with less. Europe can help find an answer...