Washington’s Middle East policy is unlikely to see major change regardless of the outcome of the US presidential elections in November, analysts and former US government officials say.
Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates
The difference between the Democratic and Republican approach to Saudi Arabia and the UAE is “not profound,” said Salem.
Iraq, Syria, Lebanon
The officials and analysts do not see a major shift in counterterrorism tactics and expect the war on terrorism to remain a challenge.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s widely criticized plans to annex the West Bank are set to begin July 1. If they go ahead, little will remain to be discussed on the US mediating role.
Post COVID-19 America and more focus on domestic issues
The US that entered the COVID-19 pandemic will be different and more inward looking, noted the analysts.
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