The Arab Awakening: A Call for Change in the Middle East and Implications for U.S. Foreign Policy (2011)

The Middle East, locally dubbed “the mother of the world” for its contributions to global culture and history, today exhibits conflict in virtually every state. This background paper discusses American interests in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), diagnoses the underlying causes of the Arab Awakening revolts, depicts the events as they occurred, and assesses American policy moving forward.

WAI Background Paper 2011 Final