Elliott Abrams: US Mideast policy will be more assertive under next president

The next US presidential administration will be compelled to listen to its allies and enact a more assertive foreign policy, Elliott Abrams, a senior fellow for the Middle East Studies at the Council on Foreign Relations, said Monday night at a speech to the Jewish People Policy Institute in Jerusalem.

“Whoever is president will start out listening to Israel, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Poles, Czechs, South Korea… and will hear the need for more assertive policy,” said Abrams, who served in the George W. Bush administration as deputy National Security Adviser and was an assistant secretary of state under President Ronald Reagan.

Long regarded as a Washington insider with close ties to the Republican party, he began his Washington career under the hard-nosed democrat Henry “Scoop” Jackson in the 1970s.

Source: http://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Politics-And-Diplomacy/Elliott-Abrams-US-Mideast-policy-will-be-more-assertive-under-next-president-445139

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