What to do about the Middle East?

We tried to answer that question in our December 5, 1997 editorial; and we try again this issue (page 5). There were several letters dissenting from our December editorial, among them was one from Arthur T. Downey. In fact, he sent a whole new agenda for U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East. We aren’t sure how his plans could be carried out given the current crisis; still, they point to a framework larger than the narrow one that now...

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Arthur T. Downey, an attorney, served on the staff of the National Security Council (1969-72), in the State Department (1964-69), and taught international law at Georgetown School of Law (1978-90).