Outer and Inner Motives for Biden’s Middle East Trip – OpEd – Eurasia Review

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Regarding the visit of Joe Biden, the President of the United States, to Saudi Arabia, we must put aside appearances so as not to get bogged down in the analysis of marginal issues and not to neglect the fundamental issues. The President of the United States is looking at developments through the glasses of world order. For this reason, the severe competition between China and the United States, the alliance between China and Russia and its connection with the war in Ukraine, which had an obvious impact on energy markets and security , especially in Europe, are considered a priority. for Biden. Therefore, it can be assumed that global energy security is at the top of the US President’s priorities.

The current President of the United States has divided the world into two groups, democratic and dictatorial. Therefore, the question of reforms in the structure of the Middle East region is essential for him, even if it will not be his main priority. However, Biden will use this issue as a double-edged sword as leverage for pressure and the implementation of reforms within the framework of free market policies and the establishment of a democratic structure in the countries of the region acceptable.

Nowadays, security has become a door to form coalitions. The President of the United States intends to use this gateway to bring Israel into the new regional security structure, which will likely change the map of the region. Israel’s security is the immutable priority of the United States, even if changes to ensure Israel’s security are possible. Israel’s integration into the new regional security structure means that the basis of Biden’s vision is security, not peace, and his visit to Ramallah is merely political cover for other developments. In this way, we should not expect Arab-Israeli peace to be one of the priorities of the President of the United States. However, assistance can be given to the Palestinian government as a right to remain silent so that the plan to integrate Israel into the region’s security structure is implemented.

Another issue focuses on a wide range of issues of disagreement and mistrust between former allies stopping in Israel and Saudi Arabia. The first objective of this trip could be to explore the formation of a new block in the Middle East. The White House expects the formation of a US-led bloc in the Middle East based on a genuine partnership between Israel and the Gulf Cooperation Council, in particular the United Arab Emirates and the Saudi Arabia, along with other Arab countries such as Egypt and Jordan, constitute a significant step forward in relations between Washington and the Arab countries of the Persian Gulf.

Since the signing of Abraham Accords in August 2020, Israel worked to expand diplomatic relations with the United Arab Emirates, Morocco and Bahrain through diplomatic relations. The process of normalizing Israel’s relations with its neighbors in the complex Middle East region is of great strategic importance to Washington. It can be said that improving relations between Israel and Saudi Arabia, as well as relations between the two countries with the United States, will establish diplomatic relations with other key Arab countries. The United States strongly supports Israel’s integration into the Middle East region. He expects the Middle East region to be on the verge of a significant change by forming a military block between Israel and certain Arab countries.

Biden’s visit to the region has nothing to do with US domestic issues, the midterm elections and the future of the Democratic Party in Congress. In the meantime, it can be said that any discussion of Arab-Israeli peace, such as the solution of forming two countries, etc., will only be part of the appearances of making Biden’s trip acceptable to the people. However, no harsh decision will be made in this regard.

In conclusion, the real dynamics of world power have been significantly altered by the war in Ukraine and the United States, although they are not directly involved in the war. But he gained great credibility for resisting Russian aggression by European countries. Biden’s trip to the Middle East is expected to have critical regional consequences, but the profit or loss of this trip depends on the ability of countries in the region to play their cards professionally, which will ensure their interests and eliminate threats. In addition, the United States will form a new geopolitical alliance in the Middle East in post-war Ukraine to perpetuate Western union in Europe. If Biden is successful and his administration can harness the region’s potential to reduce global crises, a new Middle East strategy will be devised for the White House.

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