Biden’s Summit for Democracy Ignored the Middle East
Charles W. Dunne writes for the Arab Center Washington DC (ACW) considers the limited impact of the Summit in the Middle East, with only Israel and Iraq appearing on the list of invitees. While the Summit made modest successes, the lack of voices from the Middle East left few opportunities for support and commitments in the region. In leaving the Middle East out of the Summit, the Biden Administration ignored a hotly-contested key region where the future of democracy and human rights is still uncertain. Dunne makes several recommendations for better supporting human rights in the Middle East.