Columbia International Affairs Online: Policy Briefs

CIAO DATE: 04/2015

A Transatlantic Approach for the Arab World: Stability through Inclusivity, Good Governance, and Prosperity

Fran Burwell, Danya Greenfield, Amy Hawthorne

January 2015

Atlantic Council


A new Atlantic Council report warns against the tendency of Europe and the United States to sideline political and economic reform in the Middle East while they pursue urgent security priorities in this turbulent region. Instead, the transatlantic partners should forge a shared strategy to encourage political systems that can protect Arab citizens' basic rights, provide security, deliver broad prosperity, and mitigate violent extremism.