US Withdrawal from Afghanistan: Feedback from the Middle East

US Withdrawal from Afghanistan: Feedback from the Middle East

The hasty withdrawal of the US and its allies from Afghanistan, its impact on the neighboring and Middle Eastern states, and the possible scenarios of the situation are being vigorously commented on by the media in the Arab world. Most authors call this move a failure of Washington’s policy. According to the South Al-Iraq website,…

Middle Eastern Interventionism Galore: Neither US nor Chinese Policies Alleviate

Middle Eastern Interventionism Galore: Neither US nor Chinese Policies Alleviate

A recent analysis of Middle Eastern states’ interventionist policies suggests that misguided big power approaches have fueled a vicious cycle of interference and instability over the last decade. Those approaches are abetted, if not encouraged by US and Chinese strategies that are similar, if not essentially the same, just labelled differently. The United States has…

Greater Middle East May Force China to Project Military Power Sooner Rather Than Later

Greater Middle East May Force China to Project Military Power Sooner Rather Than Later

China may have no short-term interest in contributing to guaranteeing security in parts of a swath of land stretching from Central Asia to the East coast of Africa, but that does not prevent the People’s Republic from preparing for a time when it may wish to build on long-standing political and military relationships in various…