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Trump’s Gift to Biden: The Moot Middle East

More peace treaties may be on their way unless Biden returns to former President Barack Obama’s path of lecturing the House of Saud, which is not very Biden. KSA can be pushed to share the Middle East on the other side of the Persian Gulf and don’t act like a spoiled brat. Once Palestinians have been restituted of the support of Arab shared aims, the Palestinians might be forced to return to the negotiating table like a sophisticated child. This was the very plan of Trump.

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Trump’s Legacy in the Middle East

Trump had made four promises in the election campaigns regarding the Middle East in 2016. These promises were to shift the Israel embassy to Jerusalem, scrap the deal with Iran, dismantle ISIS, and to make peace in the Middle East. He has a lot of successes and some unsuccessful efforts in the Middle East.

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Fakhrizadeh’s Assassination & Future of US-Iran Conflict

The assassination of the founder of Iran’s nuclear program is an incident that continues to pose problems as the inauguration of Joe Biden is only thirty odd days away. This assassination followed an unofficial meeting hosted by Muhammad Bin Salman (MBS) of Saudi Arabia, in which the participation of Benjamin Netanyahu and Mike Pompeo’s has been confirmed by the officials of Israel. Strangely enough, this murder took place at a time when there were rumors of President Trump attacking Iran.

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Saudi Arabia & Qatar Near Deal to Help End the Gulf Crisis

In 2017, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain cut diplomatic ties with Qatar and launched a blockade against their former ally. Expected deal comes after Trump’s adviser Jared Kushner arrived in Qatar as part of a last-ditch effort to resolve the Gulf dispute. Saudi Arabian Foreign Minister Prince Faisal bin Farhan Al Saud welcomed “progress” in the Qatar talks and said a “final agreement” appeared to be within reach.

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Accepting Israel: A Test for Pakistan

In the past, Pakistan has firmly stood tall in the face of external compulsion, and some believe that the country’s continued existence is a miracle in itself. As journalists mount pressure on the country to concede from within, will Pakistan stand this test? Whether or not there is any advantage to putting ideologies on a pedestal at the cost of national interest is another question altogether. Surely, Pakistan has suffered greatly from Covid-19, as has the rest of the world. Setting an anti-Zionist agenda as a reason for isolation suddenly seems childish in the face of increasing poverty and internal political dissent.

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Ten Years Since The Arab Spring

The thing which is to focus on is what it has achieved so far? The high hopes and expectations were not fulfilled. The status quo was overthrown and replaced by a new status quo in some countries and destruction, additionally, for some countries. There is a serious lack of communication between the opposing parties, demonstrators, governments, and external forces. When the conflicts started, they had to be managed because once they started and were not closely managed, they become out of control. The Middle East now is seemingly an amalgam of conflicts and instability among other things.

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Lebanon-Israel Maritime Border Talks

Israel and Lebanon agreed to carry out talks on the maritime time boundary dispute in the Mediterranean Sea. The negotiations will be first on non-security issues, but officials do not expect them to lead to peace talks on the UAE and Bahrain’s path. Both of these states are technically at war and, therefore, share no formal diplomatic relations. The region was raised in importance with the finding of natural gas. The talks will be mediated by the US and held under the United Nations’ auspices. It has been made clear by either side; talks don’t mean normalization of relations.

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The Legacy of Late Kuwaiti Emir and Relations with Pakistan

Kuwait is swayed by the legacy and standard of procedure on the international level and created its reputation as a problem solver. He handed a stable country and, to some extent, a balanced region. He laid the country’s foundation as the mediator of any conflict in the area, which Kuwait is ready to play a role. This responsibility now lies in the successors of the late Emir, Sheikh Nawaf Al Ahmad Al Sabah, new Emir of Kuwait, whether he will pursue his predecessor’s policy or choose a different path.

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The Past & Future of the Shia-Sunni Polarity in the Middle East

Until the 20th century, the Sunni-Shia division had existed on social tiers and particularly didn’t achieve political overtones. After World

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Forging Alliances in Lebanon

It was the early period of 2020 when Beirut hosted the Arab Economic and Social Development Summit. Its goal should have