Richard Haass Discusses a ‘Post-American’ Middle East

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A U.S. military convoy takes part in joint patrol with Turkish troops in the Syrian village of al-Hashisha on the outskirts of Tal Abyad in September. (DELIL SOULEIMAN/AFP via Getty Images)

Richard Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations, recently described what he calls the "post-American Middle East." Citing the U.S.' withdrawal from Syria and tepid response to Iran's attack on Saudi Arabian oil installations, Haass sees a clear pivot to a reduced role for the U.S. in the Middle East, even without the complete withdrawal of U.S. troops. Haass joins Forum to discuss the Trump administration’s approach to foreign policy in the region.


Richard Haass, president, Council on Foreign Relations; author, "A World In Disarray: American Foreign Policy and the Crisis of the Old Order"