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Why Is American Foreign Policy Tilting Towards Iran?

An open question remains as to the source of this infatuation with Iran … The answer may have to do with some ideological affinity: the revolutionary character of the Islamic Republic may appeal to parts of the liberal Democratic spectrum, while the generally conservative Republicans are more comfortable with stable monarchies.

Read Here | The National Interest

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Biden Deprioritises The Middle East

President Joe Biden is tired of dealing with the Middle East — and, barely a month into his tenure, the region has noticed. The signals are not meant to be subtle, his advisers say. The president has made only one call to a head of state in the Middle East — Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday — which itself was delayed by more than three weeks and followed calls to other allies and even adversaries like Russia and China. 

Read Here – Politico

What Morocco’s Agreement With Israel Means For The Wider Middle East

With six Arab states having established relations with Israel, a new Middle East is taking shape. But the diplomatic progress, facilitated by the Donald Trump administration’s compensation to those states, has its limits.

Read Here | Council On Foreign Relations

How Will Iran React To Another High-Profile Assassination?

That Israel has been so successful in conducting such sophisticated operations on Iranian soil—going as far as allegedly hitting a high-profile target identified publicly by Netanyahu in the countryside outside of Tehran—exposes once again the failure of the Iranian regime’s internal security and the country’s vulnerability to foreign covert action. This presents Iran with a dilemma.

Read Here | Foreign Policy

Secret Flight Shows Netanyahu, Mohammed Bin Salman Joining To Face Biden

As arguably the greatest beneficiaries of U.S. President Donald Trump’s foreign policy, Netanyahu and Mohammed bin Salman now seek to insulate themselves against indications they’ll soon be shunned by the Biden White House as rogue actors.

Read Here | Foreign Policy

Netanyahu Met With Pompeo, Saudi Crown Prince In Saudi Arabia

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Mossad chief Yossi Cohen met with Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman in Neom, Saudi Arabia on Sunday, Israeli sources confirmed.Netanyahu used a private plane belonging to businessman Udi Angel, which he has used for past diplomatic trips.

Read Here | Jerusalem Post

Also Read | Netanyahu trip to Saudi Arabia shows importance of Israeli-Saudi ties

The Middle East’s New Map

The imminent establishment of diplomatic relations between Israel and two Gulf states, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain, is part of an on-going process of security cooperation going back many years. While that robs the event of some drama, it also increases its significance. It means that the process of ending the era of Arab-Israeli confrontation will continue, culminating perhaps in a political upheaval in Iran. That is the road that the Middle East may now be on.

Read Here | The National Interest

The Middle East Strategic Realignment Reverberates Through South Asia

Pakistan is among the world’s most anti-Semitic countries, never mind that it has no Jewish community and few Pakistanis have ever met a Jew. That intolerance is a legacy of Saudi-funded religious seminaries, charities, and political assistance. Perhaps the student has now become the teacher: As Riyadh grows closer to Jerusalem, the Pakistani political leadership recoils, even at the expense of its long partnership with Saudi Arabia.

Read Here | The National Interest

‘Writing is on The Wall’ For Saudi-Israel Peace

When the Crown Prince of Bahrain and the Foreign Minister of the United Arab Emirates meet with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at the White House on Tuesday, they will not only be inking normalisation accords, they will be setting the stage for an even bigger prize: peace between Israel and Saudi Arabia.

Read Here | Asia Times

Also Read | Israel Ties That Bind: What Is The US Giving Gulf Arab States?

Bahrain Follows UAE To Normalise Ties With Israel

Bahrain has joined the United Arab Emirates in agreeing to normalise relations with Israel, in a US-brokered deal that Palestinian leaders denounced as “another treacherous stab to the Palestinian cause”. Donald Trump, the president of the United States, announced the deal on Twitter on Friday after he spoke by phone to Bahrain’s King Hamad bin Isa Al Khalifa and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

Read Here | AlJazeera

Also Read | How The World Reacted To Bahrain, Israel Normalising Ties

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