Strengthening Strategic Stability in the Middle East

Jul 8, 2020

For the last twenty years, the U.S. played the role of the guarantor of security in the Middle East, however, doubts increase over possible U.S. intent to disengage from the region, and despite signs of the U.S. remaining in the region, there are also solid indications of an intent to partially leave it. Thus, this paper assesses the hypothesis that the U.S. may seek to partially disengage from the Middle East, by proposing a set of strategic options should Washington increase its "partial disengagement" measures.