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Stratfor - Trump's 'Arab NATO' Vision is a Desert Mirage

June 02, 2017

The Brief

Donald Trump is the first U.S. president to choose the Middle East for his foreign debut. His reach, in this case, may well exceed his grasp, especially when it comes to the concept of building an "Arab NATO" to manage the region. angle




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