That makes the Middle East difficult to understand is that it comprises a multitude of actors with different logics who, depending on the circumstances, make or break alliances.
It appears as if Saudi de facto ruler, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, is on a mission to destroy the world oil giant by one after the other ill-conceived economic decisions.
Iran attempted to seize a British tanker in retaliation for the arrest of an Iranian vessel from Gibraltar. The United States is collecting a coalition against Tehran.
Analysis of recent events suggests the inevitability of a military confrontation between the United States and Iran. But is the White House really ready to get involved in the largest military operation in the 21st century?
On May 20, members of the House of Representatives and the Senate asked Donald Trump to make sure that Israel receives adequate support and material assistance from the United States to maintain its geopolitical superiority in the Middle East, as
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is accustomed to making a show of his performances. Especially when it comes to Iran. In 2012, speaking at the UN General Assembly, he showed a poster on which a bomb was drawn.
The summit of the League of Arab States underscored the split in the Middle East on key positions. Lebanon, Iraq and Algeria condemned the attacks of the United States on Syrian territory, Saudi Arabia and Qatar - supported.
A new geopolitical confrontation is shaping up in the Middle East, and not only between Israel and Syria or Iran. Like most conflicts there, it involves a fight for hydrocarbon resources—oil and gas.