Regions / Middle East & North Africa

Morocco and Western Sahara

On Africa’s Atlantic coast, at the western extremity of the Arab world, lies Western Sahara, site of Africa’s longest post-colonial conflict.

U.S.-Iraq Conflict

The U.S. strategy toward Iraq since Desert Storm has failed, and it has no long-term potential.

Iran

The strident anti-Americanism of Iran’s Islamic regime is a direct consequence of past U.S. interference in Iranian internal affairs.

Peace and Military Policy in Africa

The U.S. views Libya and Sudan as rogue states that should be contained by providing U.S. military aid to neighboring countries.

Islamists and U.S. Policy

Islamism is viewed as a force that undermines the Middle East peace process, threatens the flow of oil, and leads to the establishment of Iranian-style regimes in the region.

U.S.-Israel Policy

The special nature of the U.S.-Israel alliance has resulted in special protection of and impunity for Israel in international arenas.

U.S.-Iraq Policy: Recent Military Attacks

When Saddam Hussein ordered his tanks and more than 40,000 troops into the Kurdish city of Irbil on August 31, 1996, he offered President Clinton an apparent "win-win," election-season opportunity.
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