The New Arab Diplomacy: Not With the U.S. and Not Against the U.S.

28 07 2008

URL: http://www.carnegieendowment.org/publications/index.cfm?fa=view&id=20305&prog=zgp&proj=zme. Source: Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.

Arab countries are undertaking diplomatic initiatives that clearly contradict U.S. policy, because they no longer trust the U.S. capacity to contend with escalating regional crises. Even Arab countries traditionally aligned with the United States are no longer willing to follow Washington’s lead on policies toward Iran, Lebanon, or Hamas, concludes a new paper from the Carnegie Middle East Program.

Marina Ottaway and Mohammed Herzallah assess the diplomatic efforts of Arab regimes seeking to fill the power vacuum left by the absence of a strong regime in Iraq and ineffectual U.S. policy in The New Arab Diplomacy: Not With the U.S. and Not Against the U.S.

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