Friends, Enemies, and 'Frenemies'

Monday, February 9, 2015

The United States has few stalwart friends in the greater Middle East; even nominally allied states such as Qatar, Turkey, and Pakistan play a double game. The United States needs to make clear to them the costs of flirting with Islamists while trying to broaden the coalition to include substate actors such as the Sunni tribes of Iraq.

 

Friends, Enemies, and 'Frenemies', by Max Boot by Hoover Institution