From President Reagan to President Trump, Democratic and Republican administrations have turned to the Washington Institute for Near East Policy for analysis and ideas that are grounded in fact, knowledge and real expertise. Policymakers turn to the Institute because we have the most comprehensive, accomplished, and diverse faculty of Middle East analysts in Washington -- men and women with decades of experience in Washington, the Middle East, and around the world.
The election of President Donald J. Trump may mark a sharp departure from the Middle East policies of his predecessor -- and indeed from US foreign policy of the last 60 years. In videos and policy papers, The Institute will provide recommendations for the Trump administration and analyze its unfolding national security strategy.
The 2017 Soref Symposium, an annual conference of Institute experts, supporters, and policymakers, explored U.S. Middle East policy in the first 100 days of the Trump administration as well as the prospects for the remainder of the presidency.