Middle Eastern Countries Are Rebalancing Relations With the US and China by Dale Aluf
On May 05, 2023, The Diplomat published the article “Middle Eastern Countries Are Rebalancing Relations With the US and China” written by Dale Aluf.
The article describes the increasing Chinese diplomatic engagement in the Middle East and the consequences for US regional influence. Dale Aluf argues that Middle Eastern countries do not plan to replace US alliances, but rather aim to actively reduce their overdependence on Washington by favoring a multipolar approach.
“Growing frustration with shifting U.S. priorities and inconsistencies in its engagement with the region has led many Arab states to embrace a more pragmatic national interest-oriented approach. Rather than seeking to align themselves with a single great power, they wish to simultaneously participate in the multilateral orders led by both Washington and Beijing.”
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