American Foreign Policy and the Arab World | Middle East Policy Council

Ambassador Chas W. Freeman, Jr., USFS (Ret.)
Washington, DC

I am very pleased to be able to meet with you on this, the first day of a week–long examination of relations between our country and the Arab world. I have been asked to speak about American foreign policy as it bears on this topic.

The causes of Arab and Muslim alienation from the United States are not hard to discern and describe. They are policies that have demonstrably served our interests no better than theirs, or for that matter, Israel’s:

American Foreign Policy and the Arab World | Middle East Policy Council