Security, Reform, and Peace: The Three Pillars of U.S. Strategy in the Middle East

(Washington Institute for Near East Policy) The Bush administration's most pressing Middle East priorities for 2005 are: - speeding the training and fielding of new Iraqi security forces while building the structure of a free and representative Iraqi government, - coordinating strategy on Iran's nuclear program with key European and Security Council powers, - developing and implementing a comprehensive strategy to fight the ideological war against Islamist extremism, - injecting presidential leadership into calls for political reform, and - investing in Palestinian political and security change and a peaceful and orderly Israeli disengagement from Gaza.

2005-02-25 00:00:00

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