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Congressional Testimony

U.S. Policy in the Arabian Peninsula: An Evaluation

Michael Singh

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House Foreign Affairs Committee

February 6, 2019

U.S. officials need a clearer roadmap for how to reallocate certain resources away from the Middle East while maintaining cooperation with regional allies.

The following is an excerpt from prepared remarks submitted to the House Committee on Foreign Affairs. To read the full testimony, download the PDF.

The United States is in the midst of a broad strategic shift, away from a focus on the “global war on terrorism” and toward an emphasis on great-power competition, particularly with Russia and China. While the discrete policy choices attending this shift are often contentious, the change in strategic direction is one which has been pursued by successive administration and reflects a deepening bipartisan consensus...