In this report, Dr. Muqtedar Khan offers a comprehensive assessment of U.S. foreign policy toward the Middle East, examining what has remained constant and what has changed since Sept. 11, 2001. He identifies the five leading epistemic communities – conservatives, neoconservative, realists, liberals, and the left – tracing their discourses and analyzing their impact on American policy. Additionally, he evaluates and assesses the policies that these epistemic communities recommend.
Finally, Dr. Khan recommends a mixed-paradigmatic approach to make the United States more effective in the Middle East, underscoring our relevance to the security and stability of the region and the global order.
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