America Abroad : January 2012

America and the Middle East: What Lies Ahead

Friday, January 13, 2012

With American troops out of Iraq and leaving Afghanistan-- what will America's future presence in the region look like? With the US economy lagging, and Americans focused on domestic issues, some of America's closest allies in the Middle East are worried about America's commitment to their defense. From Iraq and Iran to Afghanistan and Pakistan, we'll examine what America's influence and intervention in the Middle East in the past can tell us about America's involvement in the region in the future.