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America Needs the Middle East to Grow

Posted on AllSides January 24th, 2020
From The Right
Middle East, economic development, United States

Its importance to the U.S. and the world goes far beyond oil.

It is an unpopular view in Washington now to say that the Middle East matters. But it does. War fatigue, American energy “dominance,” and a bipartisan campaign to increase burden-sharing, in which Arab state partners pay more and do more for their own regional security, are strong and widely supported arguments for America’s disengagement with the region.

The collateral damage of a persistent incompetence on the part of Saudi Arabia to manage its communications strategy and intelligence operations...

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