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Philip Gordon

Former White House MENA coordinator

Philip Gordon is the Mary and David Boies Senior Fellow in U.S. Foreign Policy at the Council on Foreign Relations. He was special assistant to the president and White House coordinator for the Middle East, North Africa, and the Gulf Region under President Obama.

Trump's Worst Blow To NATO Came at Home

After threatening to withdraw from the alliance, the president is now simply, and devastatingly, suggesting the U.S. won't come to its allies' aid.


Trump Is Setting America on an Unpredictable Course in the Middle East

It starts with exiting the Iran nuclear deal without a plan, and it could end with a messy, violent, and unnecessary conflict.


Two Years on, the Iran Deal is Working

It is true that Tehran’s behavior in the region has not improved, but the agreement has kept the regime from going nuclear.