Domestic Factors of the Biden Administrations Strategy in the Middle East

DOI: 10.20542/0131-2227-2021-65-11-24-30
I. Shumilina,
Institute for the US and Canadian Studies (ISCRAN), Russian Academy of Sciences, 2/3, Khlebnyi Per., Moscow, 123995, Russian Federation.

Received 14.07.2021.

Abstract. In the early months of Joe Biden’s administration in the White House, Middle East issues were not identified as a priority of its foreign policy. Individual steps in this direction, however, suggest that the administration will adhere to the principal lines of conduct for the United States towards American partners and allies (Israel, the Arab monarchies of the Gulf and others), as well as towards the main conflict nodes in the region (Syria, Libya, Yemen). At the same time, it is also obvious that its tactical emphasis has shifted in its approach to a number of the most important problems of the region – in particular, the Palestinian-Israeli standoff (namely, restoration of relations with the government of Mahmoud Abbas) and the situation around Iran (return to the renewed nuclear deal – JCPOA) and Turkey (overcoming the cooling of relations with Ankara). Apparently, we can talk about Biden’s revival of the Middle East policy pursued under Barack Obama’s administration. This process is largely due to the domestic political calculations of the Biden team and the Democratic Party as a whole. The author of the article tries to assess the influence of American immigrant’s communities from the Arab countries and Turkey on Joe Biden’s Middle East policy.

Keywords: Joe Biden, Donald Trump, USA, Middle East, American Arabs, Turkish-American community, Iran, Turkey, JCPOA, nuclear deal


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Shumilina I. Domestic Factors of the Biden Administrations Strategy in the Middle East. World Eonomy and International Relations, 2021, vol. 65, no. 11, pp. 24-30.

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