Since he took office, President Trump has pursued a Middle East strategy that has sometimes put him at odds with America’s foreign-policy establishment. The president’s decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria has provoked bipartisan backlash, angering not only his political adversaries, but also many friends in both America and Israel. What if the consensus is mistaken? Hudson Institute Senior Fellow Michael Doran helps us understand the strategic concepts that inform the Trump Administration’s approach. By putting America’s latest decision in the framework of regional politics, the legacy of the Obama Administration, Iranian expansion, and Russia’s evolving role in the Middle East, Doran sheds light on the emerging Trump Doctrine, explains how it is shaping the U.S.-Israel relationship, and describes the challenges and opportunities it creates for Israel.