Center for American Progress

U.S. policy in Middle East pushes action without strategy
In the News

U.S. policy in Middle East pushes action without strategy

Authors Brian Katulis and Michael Rubin urge American leadership to pursue a creative, bipartisan approach to U.S. policy in the Middle East.

Iranians took to the streets this week to protest both their government’s downing of a Ukrainian passenger jet and its initial statements denying culpability. Such protests are more common than many Americans realize. While every few years, mass Iranian protests make international headlines, far more common are everyday protests: striking Iranian labor unions questioning their government’s priorities, or Iranian Kurds demanding accountability for the death of a woman who some reports said was threatened by a government official.

The above excerpt was originally published in The Philadelphia Inquirer. Click here to view the full article.

The positions of American Progress, and our policy experts, are independent, and the findings and conclusions presented are those of American Progress alone. A full list of supporters is available here. American Progress would like to acknowledge the many generous supporters who make our work possible.


 (Brian Katulis)

Brian Katulis

Former Senior Fellow

Michael Rubin