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Research Library

Center for the Middle East



U.S. Engagement with Islamists

A.Kadir Yildirim

U.S. Engagement with Islamists.

A multi-pronged policy that engages both secular and nonviolent Islamist parties may produce a foreign policy agenda that more successfully advances short- and long-term U.S. objectives in the Middle East, writes research scholar A.Kadir Yildirim.

This policy brief is part of a series of recommendations from the Baker Institute for the incoming president’s administration.