early 2011 are likely to have profound consequences for the pursuit of long-standing U.S. policy
goals in the region with regard to regional security, global energy supplies, U.S. military access,
bilateral trade and investment, counter-proliferation, counterterrorism, and the promotion of
human rights. The profound changes in the region may alter the framework in which these goals
are pursued and challenge the basic assumptions that have long guided U.S. policy.