Political Analysis

How Will US Election Affect Middle East Policy?

Written by Staff

 

No matter who wins Tuesday’s presidential election, one thing is clear: The United States will continue to meddle in the conflicts of the Middle East, analysts say.

Barack Obama, who shied away from large-scale military intervention in favour of more covert drone warfare, will end his eight years of presidency with a deeply controversial legacy, and at a time when the region faces myriad competing crises. Conflicts are raging in Syria, Iraq, Yemen and Libya; major attacks have been staged in Tunisia, Turkey and Lebanon; and an uprising has been simmering among residents of the occupied West Bank, while Palestinians in Gaza have barely begun to recover from Israel’s 2014 bombing campaign.

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