WASHINGTON (Reuters) – White House senior adviser Jared Kushner is to formally unveil the first part of his Middle East peace plan during a Bahrain conference next week, outlining a path for development of the fragile economies of the Palestinian territories and three neighboring Arab countries.
Peter Beinart’s argument is simply absurd, full of omissions and distortions that obfuscate simple truths: the regime in Iran is evil and poses, by far, the greatest threat to American interests in the Middle East.
There are at least two problems with the military shifting its focus toward great-power war against Eurasia’s two giants at the expense of its capabilities to conduct irregular warfare in the Middle East. First, it seems that, realistically, the next war in which the U.S. is engaged is much more likely to be irregular and involve terrorists and insurgents in Africa or the Middle East, rather than, say, a war with China over Taiwan. Second, regardless of what objective analysis shows to be the most sound, effective defense strategy for the U.S., the political reality in Washington is that the Middle East always seems to dominate the headlines, and lawmakers can never seem to make the strategic shift away from the region.
This notion—of Iran and Saudi Arabia getting over their differences and “sharing” the Middle East—endured past Barack Obama’s presidency and is now an established part of left-wing foreign policy.
For Israelis, their vote could mean the difference between life and death in a way that most people in the West cannot understand.
For decades American presidents have refused to recognize Israel’s sovereignty over the Golan Heights. On Thursday, President Trump made the right decision to change that.
No one knows for sure what will happen in the Middle East over the next several months, but there are enough signs to suggest that history is about to rhyme.
The chief legacy of Barack Obama’s foreign policy is not the Iran nuclear deal, which could not even survive his successor, but rather the visceral partisanship that he fostered at home while trying to defend the deal.