Mitt Romney's foreign policy speech focused almost exclusively on the broader Middle East region. But what he really advanced was a policy of weaponised Keynesianism.
President, US/Middle East Project
ECFR Alumni · Director of the Middle East and North Africa Programme
Areas of expertise
Middle East, National Security
Daniel Levy used to be head of the Middle East and & North Africa programme at ECFR until 2016.
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