If there is a region in the world where tensions could lead to conflicts with terrible consequences, it is the Middle East. Washington, the principal ally of Saudi Arabia and Israel, and Moscow, ally of Iran and Syria, should act soon to lessen the tension.
The American president began his term on the right track with the dramatic U.S. attack on Syria in April that gained him much praise. But subsequent U.S. actions have been far less impressive.
This U.S. position cannot be described as anything other than surprising and puzzling, and it sums up Washington’s blundering vision for our region observed over the last seven years.
America last week leaked information about the U.S. administration’s agreement that Syrian President Bashar Assad will remain in power until after President Barack Obama's term ends in 2017. The news postulates that theoretically, the American administration worked on toppling Assad. This reveals a lot of information [Read more]
If it were not for American and Israeli cover, the regime would have collapsed in the very early months of the Syrian revolution.
The American president firmly believes that Asia will be more important for the future of the world and the U.S. than the region between the Nile and the Euphrates.
This is how Obama, the president of 'Yes, we can,' the president of withdrawal from Iraq and Afghanistan, is also the president who could not avoid becoming entangled in another of the great conflicts of the Middle East.
For Israelis, the fact that Iran is a strategic ally of the North American power against the Islamic State implies a danger to its national security.