Trump’s Middle East policies have been the subject of much criticism even by the people who are established in the U.S international policy, as he made several controversial moves during his presidency. He had some strange approaches to problems in countries like Iran, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and Syria.
But the most criticized part of his Middle East policy is the treatment of Israel as he moved the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem, supported the annexation of the Golan Heights and had an aggressive defense of Israel in the United Nations. People also criticized him for abandoning Palestinians and that he destroyed the two-state solution, something that can endanger the peace in the region massively.
People have been divided on the policies: while some say that Trump’s moves are irrational and dangerous, others say that these policies are nothing new, but a continuation of the work of previous administrations in a different way. People still haven’t seen the results of the policies as it is too early for that and experts say that there is no need for panic and uncontrolled criticism towards Trump’s solutions.
According to Foreign Affairs Magazine, Israel’s conflict with the Arabs has long functioned as a screen onto which outsiders project their own psychodramas. Actual Middle East politics, meanwhile, churns on relentlessly, following the same laws of political physics as politics everywhere else: the strong do what they can, and the weak suffer what they must.
The U.S has a history and a reputation of being a world’s police officer ever since world war two then they bombed Hiroshima and Nagasaki. After that, the focus has been set on Middle East countries that have oil and other gas. That was the practice of previous presidents but it seems like Trump has taken a new turn in solving international affairs.