Home / Articles / New Policies and Old Realities in the Middle East
Shortly after Barack Obama’s victory in November 2008, the author addressed the “old realities” of U.S. interests and challenges in the Middle East, as well as the “new policies” the president-elect may choose to establish in this “perpetually troubled region.”
This article is a slightly revised version of a lecture given on December 11, 2008, as part of FPRI’s Robert A. Fox Lectures on the Middle East. It appeared as an FPRI E-Note in January 2009.