Saudi Arabia has declared it’s intention to follow a multidimentional foreign policy. Does it mean a shift from America in foreign policy toward Beijing?
Saudi Arabia’s King Salman met with China’s premier Li Keqiang and the two nations signed a memorandum of understanding on investment cooperation valued at 65 billion dollars.
This news must be a genuine cause of concern for Trump administration. This shift might be more serious than focusing on N Korea for United States.
Close ties between China and Suadi Arabia might not mean a full-fledged “divorce” from America, yet the Kingdom’s decision has potentially profound implications regionally.
For the past 80 years, Saudi Arabia has been a hallmark of the Middle East’s political landscape for United States.
Anti-Islamic phenomena in US policy is formidable cause of the Arab Awakening. The ‘democracy’ drum is no longer working in the Middle East. People accross Middle East would like to see sincerity, honesty from US and the West.
Of course Saudi King and his dynasty are afraid of a consequence as that of Saddam Hussian and they naturally want to secure their position at any cost.
This is the common view shared in Western media: On the one hand, we have the authocratic East and on the other hand we have the so-called democratic West. Is the West truly democratic when it comes to Middle East? “Liberal democracy at home, realpolitic and hardpower outside” approcah undermines reliability of US and the West.