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Middle East Task Force

About the Middle East Task Force

The New America Foundation's Middle East Task Force seeks to inform and deepen the debate on U.S. policy towards the Middle East through dialogue, policy research, and events that target practitioners, policy makers, opinion leaders, the American public, and the international community.

Directed by Leila Hilal, the Task Force focuses on offering strategic solutions to the long-standing Israeli-Palestinian conflict and new conflicts in Syria and elsewhere; analyzing the transitions underway in the Middle East and North Africa, with a special emphasis on constitutional and civil initiatives for change; rethinking U.S. foreign policy priorities; and helping to elevate regional voices and perspectives on U.S. foreign policy debates.

Working closely with partner institutions in the United States and abroad, the Task Force aims to lay the groundwork for stability, security, and peace in a region vital to U.S. strategic interests.