Trump’s Best Chance for a ‘Deal of the Century’ in the Middle East

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OPINION — Tensions remain high between the U.S. and Iran with no recognizable movement toward formal negotiations, and the Administration’s recent effort in Bahrain to gain support for their plan to find a settlement to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict via investment feels bankrupt, but if there is one thing every good businessman knows, there is opportunity in failure.

As a former member of the CIA’s Senior Intelligence Service and founding director of the CIA’s Political Islam Strategic Analysis Program Office, I have some thoughts on how the President has an opportunity to turn both situations into real ‘Deals of the Century’.

Here’s how we get there.

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