Ideas. Action. Impact. The Washington Institute for Near East Policy The Washington Institute: Improving the Quality of U.S. Middle East Policy

Other Pages

Policy Analysis

Articles & Op-Eds

Trump’s Subtlety Could Yield Middle East Peace

Jonathan Schanzer and Ghaith al-Omari

Also available in العربية

Wall Street Journal

March 13, 2019

Past administrations have publicized their plans too soon, provoking fury from extremists on both sides.

The “deal of the century”—the Trump administration’s long-awaited Mideast peace deal—could be coming as soon as next month. But not much has been announced about its contents. For that reason, most regional leaders have withheld support for the plan. Yet the administration’s secrecy, and its tendency to eschew the traditional fanfare of peacemaking, may give President Trump a leg up on his predecessors...

Read the full article on the Wall Street Journal website.