Over the past decade, the United States’ diplomatic and military focus on the Middle East has shifted, providing openings for other powers to vie for influence in the region. As US-China competition accelerates and the world struggles with the health and economic fallout of COVID-19, how central will the Middle East be to US strategic interests in the coming years and what would further disengagement mean for the region?
This fall, the Council on Global Affairs and the Financial Times are hosting a series of discussions on foreign policy topics central to the 2020 United States presidential election. As voters confront starkly different foreign policy worldviews, the America in 2020 series convenes influential voices with distinct perspectives to examine issues with far-reaching implications for America’s future.
Our America in 2020 media partner, the Financial Times’ twice-weekly essential newsletter, Swamp Notes, offers a unique and irreverent perspective on US politics and power in the build up to the critical 2020 election. Try it free for 30 days here, and catch the Swamp Notes Live session at the second FT Live Global Boardroom event on November 11. Register here.