The international political struggles that took a wide scope on the Arab arena has reached its end, as Western countries could not achieve what they wanted and create a new Middle East, in which they will play the main role. On the other hand, the Russian interference in Syria had its effect on changing the path of results in a way that serves the Russians and the new axis that began to be created. All that left some Arab countries clearly lost; those who were not ready to go along with the moves of the Arab Spring and its political repercussions. They also could not follow the surprise of the Russian interference that reached an unprecedented stage in Russian dealings with changes in the Middle East.
Maybe the Arab confusion in dealing with the results of the Arab Spring is what caused the “malfunction” in the Arab League; which lost its ability to find solutions, rendering it unable to keep up with the situations, and made the United Nations interfere by designating a special envoy for each Arab dispute. This Arab division was at the start limited to a partial aspect, then it began to expand to hit the entire Arab reality including the aspects that were considered more stable than others in the past.
Maybe the arrival of American and Western officials in the region, either together or separate, gives an indication on the gravity of the impasse that we have reached in our Arab world. The issue has reached a point where we had the gate wide open for foreign interference in issues that previously used to be among the most private matters in the ‘Arab home.’ The matter is in need of more than one serious stand to review the Arab stands again.
The variables in the world and the arrival of US President Donald Trump and his new strategic dealing with the seasoned Russian President Vladimir Putin, require Arabs to use wisdom in differentiating between a true friend and a true enemy and not to mix politics with unfruitful emotions. It is enough for us to leak important political cards out of our hands due to unstudied stands in a world that relies on serious studies, and future plans prepared with utter care. As for terrorism, which the West had used to pass its agendas, has become an approach for it to get closer to others. —Translated by Kuwait Times