Brookings Doha Center Director on Iran Nuclear Deal, Arab Reaction
November 30, 2013,
In an interview with Asharq Al-Awsat, Salman Shaikh discussed the interim Iran deal and regional reactions to it. Shaikh warned that the United States must do more to reassure its Arab Gulf partners and friends, emphasizing the deal as the start of a difficult process and noting there is a lot to be done to stabilize an imbalanced Middle East. Shaikh decried a disconnect between discussions in the West and in the Middle East, which he concluded must be bridged moving forward.