President Trump’s Middle Eastern policy is fostering instability and prevents peace from being maintained, asserts Carl Bildt in the Washington Post. Buddying up with Saudi Arabia and Israel, while ignoring the region’s other players, only makes divisions worse. Already causing needless violence in Yemen, Saudi Arabia is looking to start a proxy-war with Lebanon, which Trump should be condemning. Going against the Iran-Nuclear Deal has hurt relations with the country and risks increasing tensions. All in all, Trump’s approach has been careless where a delicate touch is badly needed. He should be calming tempers, not stoking them.
The Middle East is a rough place and President Trump has taken the right path in asserting America’s strength and sticking with allies he can rely on, believes David P. Goldman of PJ Media. Staying loyal with Israel and hashing out things with Saudi Arabia are good steps in keeping the peace. The former must be supported against aggressors and the latter drawn closer to American values. The Saudi Crown Prince cleaning up the government and cutting its links and sponsorships to terrorists started after Trump’s visit. Not only is this great for our national security, it benefits the region. Trump is making great achievements in the Middle East.