At A Glance
Analyzing the security threats to America and its allies arising from the Middle East.
The Middle East is once again emerging as an arena of great power competition. Hudson Institute’s Center for Peace and Security in the Middle East studies the security threats to America and its allies arising from the Middle East and situates the region within the global great power competition in which the United States is engaged.
Russia and China are using Iran—America’s long-time enemy and the leading state-sponsor of global terrorism—to weaken American leadership and threaten its allies, Israel first and foremost among them. Despite these facts, Washington’s foreign policy establishment is once again pursuing a policy of appeasement toward the Islamic Republic and fails to grasp Iran’s role in the broader great power contest.
To remain the dominant player in the region and protect American interests, the United States must forge an alliance, with Israel at its center, dedicated preventing Iran from acquiring nuclear weapons and defeating Iranian forces and proxies, while also countering Russia’s and China’s attempts to expand their spheres of influence.