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Balancing Act: Foreign Policy in a New Middle East

Stephen Walt

An Interview with Reva Dhingra and Cameron Parsons Providence, RI, 26 September 2012 Stephen Walt is Professor of International Affairs at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He previously taught at Princeton University and the University of Chicago. He is author of Taming American Foreign Policy (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2008) and contributing editor at Foreign Policy magazine. Brown Journal of World Affairs: The United States has long been one of the most influential actors in the Middle East and North Africa, but, as you and others have written recently, American involvement is likely to decrease in com