The “Trump Doctrine” for the Middle East

The "Trump Doctrine" for the Middle East

by Guy Millière • June 13, 2018 at 5:00 am

Trump has shown the strength of the United States and restored its credibility in a region where strength and force determine credibility. Trump more broadly laid the foundation for a new alliance of the United States with the Sunni Arab world, but he put two conditions on it: a cessation of all Sunni Arab support for Islamic terrorism and an openness to the prospect of a regional peace that included Israel. Secretary of State Pompeo spoke of the "Palestinians", not of the Palestinian Authority, as in Iran, possibly to emphasize the distinction between the people and their leadership, and that the leadership in both situations, may no longer be part of the solution. Hamas, for the US, is clearly not part of any solution. https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/12506/trump-doctrine-middle-east

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