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Will the next administration restore diplomacy in the Middle East?
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Will the next administration restore diplomacy in the Middle East?

Brian Katulis and Gordon Gray explain how the next administration can restore U.S. diplomacy in the Middle East and North Africa.

Assessing the global damage done by the Trump administration’s foreign policy is like trying to gauge the destruction of a still-raging hurricane: it remains unclear what will be left standing in the aftermath.  Indeed, the coronavirus pandemic marks the first time that the United States has abandoned its leadership role during a global crisis since before World War II.

But the next U.S. administration has an opportunity to restore the United States to its international leadership role through a diplomatic surge — one that puts the voice of the American people on the frontlines of U.S. global engagement.

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Authors

 (Brian Katulis)

Brian Katulis

Senior Fellow

Gordon Gray

Senior Fellow