Tag Archives: Trump-Middle East

President Trump and Israeli-Palestinian Peace

May 24, 2017 President Trump has now completed the Middle East leg of his first trip abroad. Though not as important as what he discussed with leaders in Saudi Arabia and Israel, images from his visits were also interesting. For … Continue reading

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Presidents Obama, Trump and the Middle East: Choice of Capitals, Messages and Audiences

May 22, 2017 President Obama arrived in Turkey in April 2009 after attending a G20 summit in London, a NATO summit in Strasbourg and an EU summit in Prague. This was his first overseas trip as President. The following paragraph … Continue reading

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Turkey-US Relations: The Uneasy Alliance to Continue

May 12, 2017 In his address to the United Nations General Assembly on September 24, 2013 President Obama had said: “… And our approach to Egypt reflects a larger point:  The United States will at times work with governments that … Continue reading

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No Military Solution to Middle East’s Turmoil

April 25, 2017 On April 4, toxic substance spread after Syrian warplanes dropped bombs on the town of Khan Sheikhoun in the rebel-held Idlib province. Scores of people lost their lives. The West and Russia offered conflicting explanations for the … Continue reading

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Unpredictability, Confusion and Rule by Tweets

February 5, 2017 President Trump’s election campaign remarks on American foreign and security policy led to serious concern even among Washington’s closest allies. Nonetheless, they refrained from reacting in ways which could be perceived as meddling in the elections and … Continue reading

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Time to Face the Middle East Realities

January 30, 2017 Last Friday President Trump signed his most controversial executive order so far. Its title was “Protecting the Nation From Foreign Terrorist Entry Into the United States”. Soon, it was simply being referred to either as the “refugee … Continue reading

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A Few Notes on the Inauguration

January 22, 2016 American exceptionalism is an American concept. President Obama has referred to it on more than one occasion. During a news conference in Strasbourg on April 4, 2009, on his first trip abroad as President, in responding to … Continue reading

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