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Playing the Long Game

The Trump administration should not walk away from a decade of U.S. investment in Lebanon’s armed forces and counterterrorism institutions, which remain on the front line of the campaign against the Islamic State.

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The American People Deserve More Answers on Afghanistan

President Trump owes the American people more direct answers about what his new strategy actually includes, and what it hopes to achieve, before considering sending more young men and women into battle.

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Losing the War of Ideas

Battlefield victories will prove short-lived without a more focused strategy to tackle terrorist ideology.

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Trump’s Conflicts of Interest in Turkey

Trump’s national security adviser may have pushed to delay a key military offensive against the Islamic State because it would upset Turkey, without revealing that he was on Turkey’s payroll throughout the campaign.

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Trump’s Conflicts of Interest in Israel

In the tricky strategic hotbed of the Middle East, Trump’s son-in-law and top White House adviser Jared Kushner is linked to multiple Israeli investors currently under criminal investigation.

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Trump’s Conflicts of Interest in Qatar

President Trump’s views of countries with Muslim majorities are very clearly split by where he has business interests and where he doesn’t. Because of his friendship with a senior Qatari business leader and interest in pursuing deals in that country, Trump may be taking a soft line on Qatar.

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Trump’s Conflicts of Interest in Egypt

Egypt is another example of Trump’s fondness for an increasingly authoritarian government in a country where he has business interests.

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Trump’s Conflicts of Interest in Saudi Arabia

Saudi Arabia has funneled money into Trump’s Washington hotel as part of its effort to overturn legislation that would allow the families of 9/11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia.

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Trump’s First 100 Days in the Middle East

While President Trump has so far largely held off on his most reckless policy ideas, his first 100 days show both surprising continuity and troubling shifts that could undercut U.S. interests.

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