Greg Priddy - Independent
Gil Barndollar - Center for the Study of Statesmanship, Catholic University of America
The last three decades have seen large, continuous U.S. military operations in the Middle East. Yet the region is home to only about 6 percent of the world’s population and 4.6 percent of the world’s economy. The United States has become less dependent on oil exported from the Middle East, too. All this has led to calls for a rethink of deep security involvement in the region. What might a new policy look like?