Se­ri­ous stand

Kuwait Times - - LOCAL - By Ab­del­mohsen Ja­mal

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

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