U.S. Foreign Relations


The American Public and the Arab Awakening

This poll conducted by the Anwar Sadat Chair for Peace and Development and the Program on International Policy Attitudes (PIPA) at the University of Maryland, directed by Shibley Telhami and Steven Kull, found that an overwhelming majority of Americans believe that greater democracy in the Middle East would be positive for the US.

America and the Middle East, from Your Middle East (text)

With two wars in recent memory, the United States has a lot of confidence building to do in the Middle East. At the same time, American culture continues to attract younger generations across the globe – and the Middle East is no exception. This column aims to explore America’s role in the region with a 360 view.

Jadaliyya: US Foreign Policy (text)

A collection of articles posted on Jadaliyya about US Foreign Policy in the Middle East

Obama & Iran-Between War, Sanctions and Diplomacy (video)

A recording from a luncheon talk with Trita Parsi, one of the foremost experts on US-Iranian relations, Iranian foreign politics, and the geopolitics of the Middle East.  Hosted by the World Affairs Council of Oregon.

U.S. Efforts to Ensure Religious Freedom (audio)

What role should the U.S. play in ensuring religious freedom in the Middle East? In this podcast from America Abroad, Elliott Abrams, former Assistant Secretary of State for Human Rights and member of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, talks with Katherine Lanpher about what the U.S. is and should be doing.

The Iraq War: 10 Years Later

In this lesson from PBS Newshour Extra, students will get an overview of the Iraq War and discuss views and knowledge of the Iraq War

The Price of Gasoline: What’s Behind It?

In this lesson, students investigate the variables that contribute to the cost of gasoline. They learn that while OPEC nations do influence the price of oil and thus the price of gasoline, other factors also influence the price.