Joe Biden’s win has important implications across the Middle East. This special briefing looks at what is likely to stay the same and what policy areas are expected to change in the region.
While the recent trend of increasing US withdrawal from the Middle East is likely to continue, we may see Joe Biden take a very different tack on key policy issues, which is likely to strengthen the role of diplomacy.
It is important to remember that Joe Biden was in the White House merely four years ago, so we can expect an alignment with policies pursued during the Obama era.
Notwithstanding such continuity, there will also be important differences, where Biden becomes pressured to adopt a more hawkish position.
This special briefing shines a spotlight on issues deemed to be particularly important, namely:
- The Broader Picture: A continued US drawdown in the region
- Iran and the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action
- Israel-Palestine: The Dream of a Two-State Solution to Stay Beyond Reach
- The Gulf States and Yemen
- Public Opinion in the Middle East
- Ties with Iraq and Turkey
- Climate Change Policy and Implications for the Gulf States