End of America in Middle East

There is no doubt that the ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine has allowed the Arab countries, or at least their heavyweight, to publicly express what they were covering up in their relations with the US. They have now started to distance themselves from it. The unipolarity which emerged after the fall of the Berlin Wall, and crystallised in the 1991 Gulf War, was a disaster for the Arab world.

Washington strategists formulated Clinton Doctrine based on four principles: security of Israel, ensuring flow of oil, protection of allied countries, and dual control of Iran and Iraq. The protection of human rights and democratisation was last in their priorities.

The US considered the war on Iraq the gateway to formulation of a different Middle East and a new Arab world. However, the American intervention in Iraq was tantamount to an elephant entering a ceramic shop.

The failure of the United States was what prompted President Obama to abandon the Middle East. This has made ground for Trump’s episode, which left the Middle East with what was called the Abraham Accord, or peace for security.

The Abraham Accord has now become obsolete. Those who follow Middle East affairs will notice signs of change in their internal and foreign policies.

Clearly, the countries of the region now want to chart their own independent course by distancing themselves from the US, as they did in the past with the British which had virtually ended with the three-way aggression in 1956.

[by Hassan Aourid in TRT Arabi]

Muslim Brotherhood again in Public Life?

The issue of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt is still open, and how it can be closed. The group has a long history of interaction with the political system in Egypt since it was founded in 1928. For it, all these years were dark, some during the monarchy, some during the Nasserite era, and others in which the Brotherhood was in a state of recovery which never repeated, and that was in the year in which the Brotherhood took over the rule of Egypt during the era of the late President Mohamed Morsi.

Media houses indicated that there was an effort to resolve the issue with Gulf involvement, particularly by Saudi Arabia, during Mohammad bin Salman’s recent visit to Egypt. Egypt was given a formula to accept to end the thorny relationship between the Brotherhood and the state. This is because Saudi Arabia wants to curb the regional influence of the UAE, which, according to the same sources, wants to resolve this issue also. Nobody denied such reports.

In any formula to resolve this issue, it is certain that it will certainly include amnesty for the leaders of the group serving sentences in prisons. It is also believed that in all of the above will inevitably include an openness by the authority to the forces of the civil opposition, so that the group does not need to claim an entitlement to power.

[by Hashem Rabie Amr in Arabic Post]

Compiled and translated by Faizul Haque

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