Incorrect preconceptions and misguided conventional wisdom hamper American policy in the Middle East, Dennis Ross and David Makovsky write in Myths, Illusions, and Peace: Finding a New Direction for America in the Middle East. Ross served as the chief negotiator on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict under Presidents George H. W. Bush and Bill Clinton and recently moved from a top State Department role to the National Security Council. Makovsky is a fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Peace and lectures at Johns Hopkins University. Makovsky recently spoke with U.S. News about foreign policy, Iran, and the Obama administration. Weigh in on the discussion below, and don't forget to check out the interview in the latest issue of U.S. News Weekly.