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Think the Muslim world is united in opposing Islamophobia? Think twice.
‘Beta testing’ of bold ideas is rare in foreign affairs, but the UAE and Bahrain have provided just such a test case for the Saudis in their own push to normalise relations with Israel.
Israel and the United Arab Emirates weren’t at war, so their new deal is not really a peace accord. Nor does it satisfy the Palestinians, who need Arab nations to support their drive for statehood.
With France on manoeuvres and Germany struggling to play peacemaker, Turkish-Greek relations are close to 1974 lows.
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.
The states of the Gulf Cooperation Council have exploited the underlying threats of the virus to bolster their own survival strategies.