Martin O'Malley (Middle East)

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O'Malley's Middle East (section page)

Foreign Policy

  • Adapt national security institutions to better anticipate fast-emerging threats (MOW-FP)
  • "Engage with a new generation of leaders from different walks of life—often in hostile environments where we lack historic ties; where we lack relationships" (MOW-FP)]
  • Create a more far-sighted and proactive foreign policy based on engagement and collaboration (MOW-FP)]


  • "Negotiations are the best way to prevent Iran from developing a nuclear weapon" (MOW-FP)]
    • Supports a verifiable, enforceable, tightly-monitored nuclear deal


  • "Containing, degrading, and defeating ISIS will require an integrated approach" (MOW-FP)]
    • Focus on both military power and political solutions
    • Amplify credible, local voices in the region and counter ISIS propaganda
    • Encourage the Iraqi government to govern more inclusively


  • Supports a two-state solution between Israel and Palestine (PBS)


  • Opposes a no-fly zone over Syria (CNN)
  • Believes that the U.S. should accept 65,000 Syrian refugees by the end of 2016 (CNN)