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The Arab Awakening and Middle East Unrest

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American values need to be part of U.S. policy in the Middle East

March 2, 2015, Michael E. O'Hanlon

For Michael O'Hanlon, Martin Indyk's recent proposal to respond to disorder in the Middle East by working more closely with the Sunni Arab regimes is simply to repeat the flawed logic of the last half-century of U.S. policy toward the Middle East. Some of the policies followed by these regimes are not only unconscionable and unethical, they are ultimately unacceptable in light of U.S. interests. The idea of simply sallying up to their side is not a creative or promising policy.

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