The start of a new U.S. administration offers an opportunity to rethink some of the fundamental premises underlying American policymaking in the Middle East. On February 23, 2021, the RAND Center for Middle East Public Policy hosted a panel discussion of the new RAND report, Reimagining U.S. Strategy in the Middle East: Sustainable Partnerships, Strategic Investments. Report authors Dalia Dassa Kaye, Linda Robinson, and Jeffrey Martini discussed their findings. Gen. Joseph L. Votel (Ret.), former Commander of U.S. Central Command, provided a special commentary, and U.S. Institute of Peace-Wilson Center Distinguished Fellow and New Yorker writer Robin Wright moderated the discussion.

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