Marius Bosch / REUTERS A U.S. soldier runs at a coalition forces forward base near West Mosul, Iraq, where Iraqi security forces are fighting Islamic State, June 2017.

Does the U.S. Have the Wrong Middle East Strategy?

We at Foreign Affairs have recently published a number of pieces dealing with U.S. policy in the Middle East. To complement these articles, we decided to ask a broad pool of experts for their take. As with previous surveys, we approached dozens of authorities with deep specialized expertise relevant to the question at hand, together with a few leading generalists in the field. Participants were asked to state whether they agreed or disagreed with a proposition and to rate their confidence level in their opinion; the answers from those who responded are below.

Debate Statement

The United States should stop trying to solve the regional problems of the Middle East.

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