Selected Articles: US Foreign Policy Failures in the Middle East
By Global Research News
Global Research, January 08, 2018

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At the outset of Trump’s second year in office, we bring to your attention a selection of articles pertaining to US foreign policy failures in the Middle East. 

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Will Trump Use “Human Rights” to Kill the Iran Nukes Deal?

By Mike Whitney, January 08, 2018

In a matter of days, Donald Trump will have the chance to scuttle the Iranian Nuclear agreement, a transaction that Trump has called “the worst deal ever.” The future of the so called Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action or JCPOA depends largely on whether Trump opts to reimpose economic sanctions on Iran or not.

Free Syrian Army Commanders Visit Washington – Reports

By South Front, January 08, 2018

Syrian opposition outlets revealed on January 6 that several commanders of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) are currently in the US capital, Washington, to meet with US officials. The visit was not officially announced by the US or any FSA group.

Afghan Refugees Feeling the Heat as US-Pakistan Geopolitical Tensions Rise

By Ali Mohsin, January 08, 2018

US President Donald Trump has recently adopted a hardline stance towards Islamabad, with Washington suspending military aid to Pakistan on January 4.  The increasingly belligerent approach of the US towards Pakistan, where anti-US sentiment remains high, has forced the country’s ruling establishment to adopt a defiant stance towards Washington.

Trump Preparing to Diplomatically Recognize Kurdish Control over Huge Swathe of Syria – Report

By Paul Antonopoulos, January 08, 2018

According to an unnamed senior Western official, US President Donald Trump is preparing to diplomatically recognize the areas of Syria that the Kurdish-led and US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) control, Asharq Al-Awsat newspaper reported.

Trump Would Do the Palestinians a Favour by Cutting Off Aid to the Palestinian Authority (PA)

By Abdel Bari Atwan, January 08, 2018

US aid to the PA is aimed at pacifying the Palestinian people and bribing them to abandon all forms of resistance to the occupation by preoccupying them with seeking to improve their living conditions under the rubric of ‘economic peace’, while deluging their ruling elite in Ramallah with loans, mortgages, flashy cars and other trappings of luxury.

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