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Brett McGurk

Brett McGurk is the Payne Distinguished Lecturer at Stanford’s Freeman Spogli Institute. He is a former Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Near East Affairs and last week led discussions on China in the Middle East at Carnegie-Tsinghua Center in Beijing.

America Should Build an International Coalition Now

The United States has an urgent interest in filling the global leadership void during this stateless scourge.


China’s Risky Middle East Bet

Beijing believes it can focus on economic development and avoid any role in political affairs—but that assumption will likely prove naive.