In this summary, researchers assess the advantages and trade-offs of a reimagined Middle East strategy where strategic goals link to a broader understanding of stability that prioritizes reduced conflict, better governance, and greater development. They analyze long-standing U.S. interests and relationships with partners and develop an alternative framework in which the challenge of Iran is one among several factors that should be considered.
This research was funded by the Broad Reach Foundation and conducted within the RAND Center for Middle East Public Policy, a center within International Programs at the RAND Corporation.
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