Alvin Z. Rubinstein

Essay
Fall
1991
Alvin Z. Rubinstein

The USA's success in organizing the victory over Iraq should not induce a false perception of the nature of US influence over Middle East affairs. This is set to become weaker than it has been, and US policy should make use of its current leverage to (1) lay a foundation for stronger UN influence in the future (2) construct a mechanism to restrict the flow of arms into the region.