Opinion: The question remains on how to handle Middle East instability | Opinion

Instability in the Middle East is likely to continue for many years, if not even decades. For this reason alone, the United States leadership should be committed to ensuring its foreign policy will continue to be characterized by prudence, support, conciliation and consensus.

Here, to comprehend the instability in the above region, one needs to view the current situation from the following perspectives: First, it seems that the Obama administration rarely accepted blame whatever went wrong in the Middle East. In fact, the former president did not act aggressively and both Russia and Iran took advantage. Hence, according to the majority leader of the U.S. Congress that, “Russia is not our friend.”

Also, it is enough to say and widely accepted that it is Mullah — religious elites who yield all power in Iran — who seem focused on dominating the Gulf region through their proxies including President Assad’s regime, which Iran views as an ultra-loyal satellite and part of Iran’s highly coveted “Crescent of influence.” Hence, Iran and Russia are prepared to shed infinite Syrian blood to save Assad’s regime (challenges to Assad family’s 46 years of rule). More importantly, Syria has become the greatest factory of terrorists the world has ever known, yet that factory manages Assad. Nevertheless, diplomacy will never convince Iranians and Assad’s regime to change their behavior.

At this juncture, due to strategic geopolitical and geo-economic realities, the Gulf States continue to be regarded by the international and regional scholars and politicians as an area of vital interest to the United States as well as the international community. Hence, the Arab Gulf States are the key pillar of regional stability and security. Therefore, it is particularly important for the United States to support the Arab Gulf States. Doing…

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