James M. Dorsey
Total 17 Posts
The Trump administration’s quest to curb relationships between its allies in the Middle East and China offers a preview of how big power rivalry in the region is likely to unfold. It also suggests the limits on the United States’ ability to reduce its commitment to regional security.
China is leading the charge in a bid to undermine accepted concepts of human rights accountability and justice.
Asian players are proving to be conceptually and bureaucratically better positioned in the 21st century’s Great Game that involves tectonic geopolitical shifts with the emergence of what former Portuguese Europe minister Bruno Macaes terms the fusion of Europe and Asia into a “supercontinent.”
What Turkey could get out of allowing Saudi Arabia to find a “way out” in the Khashoggi case.
An attack on a military parade in Iran is likely to prompt Iranian retaliation against opposition groups at home and abroad. It also deepens Iranian fears that the United States, Saudi Arabia and others may seek to destabilize the country.
If the notion that history repeats itself is accurate, it is nowhere truer than in the Middle East where the international community, caught by surprise by the 2011 popular Arab revolts, has reverted to opting for political stability as opposed to sustainability...