The next president will have to adopt less expansive methods in the Middle East, and accomplish more.
Martin S. Indyk is director of the Saban Center for Middle East Policy at the Brookings Institution and a former U.S. Ambassador to Israel. Tamara Cofman Wittes is senior fellow and director of the Middle East Democracy and Development Project in the Saban Center. Her book on democracy promotion in the Middle East will be published in 2008.