Less than a hundred days from the moment Donald trump took the Oval office in the White house, and the middle East have already felt major changes. USA returned to the region to play the role that America has always done in this part of the world. And most important of all, Washington makes it clear for his allies that he is on their side. In recent years the US friendly countries in the middle East feel abandoned to their fate. Now again clear who, from the US perspective, “bad” and what is “good” in the region.
The open secret is that victory trump (“enemy of Muslims”) in the elections in the United States was perceived in the middle East with undisguised joy. The allies were fed up with the neglect on the part of the Obama administration, which abandoned them in the hour and even spoke against them with sharp criticism, questioning the legitimacy of the regimes they lead.
Preference that Obama gave Islamic movements like the “Muslim Brothers” in Egypt, along with its courtship with Iran, with which he so longed for reconciliation and rapprochement, created a huge gap between Washington and its longtime allies in the region. They came to the conclusion that America has ceased to understand what was going on in the middle East. Donald trump does not feel obligated to follow the policy of Obama whose values he does not share. In accordance with this value system Obama criticized the regimes of their allies, but, surprisingly, these values did not extend to Syria, which several years ago opened up the gates of hell. The previous administration did almost nothing to stop the tragedy in this country, effectively handing over Syria to the custody of Iran, Russia and Bashar Assad’s regime.
Many assumed that trump will not rush back to the middle East — a region with which he is not familiar. But it turned out that trump has decided to act otherwise. In recent weeks, the U.S. has developed a storm of activity in the middle East, which was not observed for many years. Recently, the White house called for Muhammad Ibn Salman al-Saud, Deputy crown Prince of Saudi Arabia. After meeting with the President of the entourage of a Saudi visitor hastened to declare that it is a historical turning point in relations between the two countries. Washington and Riyadh agree on the need to counter the Iranian expansion in the region.
Similar voices from Cairo and Ankara. Trump also sends to Syria for additional American forces to reinforce the US position in this country — as opposed to the Russian and Iranian presence. Trump also intends to promote direct negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians — without preconditions being insisted on Abu Mazen. All this suggests that America returns to the middle East.