Columbia International Affairs Online: Policy Briefs

CIAO DATE: 04/2015

False Dichotomy: Stability Versus Reform in the Arab World

Danya Greenfield, Faysal Itani

February 2015

Atlantic Council


To cling to current short-sighted policies and to help sustain dysfunctional states in the Middle East for the sake of short-term security would condemn the region to poverty and further instability, which threaten to have negative consequences for US interests.