Category: U.S./Middle East Policy

Ending U.S. Funding for Iraq and other Middle East Reconstruction Projects 0

Ending U.S. Funding for Iraq and other Middle East Reconstruction Projects

Students researching U.S./Middle East policy should be aware of the influence of special interest groups. The Founders cautioned about “factions,” explaining that when federal policies helped or hurt particular groups, they would lobby for...

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Financial (and Oil) Federalism for Iraq

U.S. policy toward the Middle East is strongly nationalistic. U.S. policy, both domestic and foreign, favors centralized political and economic power, rather than federalism. And this is unfortunate. For Iraq, federalism is key to...