[Gulf Times] Major shift unlikely in US Mideast policy: expert

NU-Q Professor Khaled AL-Hroub (right) discusses the outcome of the 2016 U.S. elections at the Brookings Doha Center

The Brookings Doha Center convened a discussion on November 9, 2016, about the outcome of the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election.

The following article excerpt is from the Gulf Times:

The U.S. President-Elect, Donald J. Trump, is unlikely to adopt a different course all of a sudden in the existing policies towards the Gulf countries and the Middle East, an expert in American politics and policies said yesterday.

“Trump will neither be like George Bush pushing in the military force nor like President Barack Obama, withdraw the forces from the region. He will start with the already prevailing policies in the region,” said Professor Joshua Mitchell, professor of political theory, Georgetown University in Qatar.

Professor Khaled AL Hroub [of Northwestern University in Qatar] said that many of the issues raised by Trump will be points of discussion in the coming days particular in relation to NATO as well as his policy towards Iran’s nuclear policy. “These are certain issues that have to be seen when he takes over the presidency and what will be his actions in these areas. His Russian policy will also be under the scanner. However, I believe that the Trump-Putin honeymoon may not last long.”

Read the full article from Gulf Times.