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Middle East Policy under a Trump Administration

This page will provide you with a broad spectrum of articles to keep up to date on US foreign policy in the Middle East, specifically under the Trump administration.  Donald Trump's controversial foreign policy vision for the Middle East will guarantee that this region will remain a topic of global concern for the foreseeable future.  Please join us in this endeavor as we seek to critically examine a changing Middle East in all of its complexity, nuance and controversies.  For related events hosted by our center, see this page.  


TRUMP AND US POLICY TOWARD THE MIDDLE EAST

Trump's Frightening Picks for U.S. Policy in the Middle East
Stephen Zunes, The Progressive

Trump's Big Test in the Middle East
Vali Nasr, The Atlantic

Jared Kushner, Cast as Potential Player on Israel, Is Little Known There
Peter Baker and Isabel Kershner, The New York Times

Trump's Syria Strategy Would Be a Disaster
Charles Lister, Foreign Policy

Trump's Wild Middle East
Rami G. Khouri, The Cairo Review

What Americans Against Trump Can Learn from the Failures of the Israeli Opposition
Bernard Avishai, The New Yorker

 


TRUMP AND THE CRISIS OF DEMOCRACY IN THE USA

Trump's lies have a purpose. They are an assault on democracy
Ned Reskinoff

The real reason Donald Trump got elected? We have a white extremism problem
Doug Saunders, The Globe and Mail

The revenge of the 'Oxy electorate' helped fuel Trump's election upset
Harrison Jacobs, Business Insider

Bringing back waterboarding? Torture policy in Trump's America
Lisa Hajjar, Open Democracy

Give Steve Bannon a chance. It's not like he's literally Joseph Goebbels.
Alexandra Petri, The Washington Post

The Incendiary Appeal of Demagoguery in Our Time
Pankaj Mishra, The New York Times

 


 TRUMP AND ISLAMOPHOBIA

Sisi expresses support for Trump's proposed Muslim registry
The New Arab

Why it could be incredibly difficult to be Muslim and political in the age of Donald Trump
Rashid Dar, The Washington Post

Trump Camp's Talk of Registry and Japanese Internment Raises Muslims' Fears
Jonah Engel Bromwich, The New York Times

What President Donald Trump Means for Muslims
Omer Aziz, New Republic

 


TRUMP AND INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS/GLOBAL POPULISM

Caught on Camera: Muslim Registry, Political Test, Presumed Guilt
Sarah Lazare, AlterNet

The Knowns and Unknowns of Donald Trump's Foreign Policy
James Kitfield, The Atlantic

A Dark View from Flyover Country
Jeff Schechtman, Who.What.Why.

ISIS calls for holy war find an echo in pro-Trump movement
Ishaan Tharoor, The Washington Post 

Trump in the White House: An Interview With Noam Chomsky
C.J. Polychroniou, Truthout 

US against the world? Trump's America and the new global order
Francis Fukuyama, Financial Times 

What So Many People Don't Get About the U.S. Working Class
Joan C. Williams, Harvard Business Review 

Egypt's Orwellian Populisms
Amr Hamzawy, Carnegie Middle East Center