Aaron David Miller and Richard Sokolsky, CNN: Is there a Trump doctrine in the Middle East?
(CNN)All presidents, Jonathan Alter has written, are blind dates. And since there's no school for training chief executives, you never know exactly what you're going to get.
In Donald Trump's case, the problem is particularly acute on foreign policy. And nowhere are the uncertainties seemingly greater than what he has said (or not) about what he plans to do in the Middle East. A collection of Mr. Trump's views on the Middle East -- really more a set of proclivities and inclinations -- highlight five core elements in his approach.
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WNU Editor:Aside from the campaign rhetoric .... not much is known on what is President-elect Donald Trump's policy on the Middle East. In the coming weeks he will start to name key cabinet secretaries and foreign policy advisers that will impact U.S. policy on the Middle East, and it will be from these appointments that we will get a good idea on what will be the U.S. approach to the Middle East.