My case for a new approach to U.S. policy in the Gulf

U.S. Soldiers deployed to Al Udeid Air Base, Qatar. (Photo credit: U.S. Air National Guard)

On February 23, 2021, I spoke to the Council on Foreign Relations and made the case for a new approach to U.S. policy in the Gulf. We’ve followed the same script in the region for decades, but our policy toward the Gulf states no longer aligns with our interests and values. I hope you’ll take a minute to read the full text of the speech below.

U.S. Senator, Connecticut