- Trump's vision of America's role in the Middle East does not appear to include spreading democracy and human rights
- Borrowing a page from the Nixon playbook, Trump seems to be edging toward a less interventionist approach
Aaron David Miller is a vice president and distinguished scholar at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. He was a Middle East negotiator in both Democratic and Republican administrations. Richard Sokolsky is a senior associate in Carnegie's Russia and Eurasia Program. The opinions in this article belong to the authors.
(CNN)All presidents, Jonathan Alter has written, are blind dates. And since there's no school for training chief executives, you never know exactly what you're going to get.