4 mn read Since the collapse of the Soviet Union, the central foreign policy of the United States has been focused on the Middle East. In addition to the competition for oil resources, after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the Bush administration sent U.S. troops to attack Iraq and Afghanistan and stationed troops in the Middle East. It was only after the Obama administration launched its pivot to the Asia-Pacific region in its second term. Also, Trump was elected president in 2016 with an “anti-China” slogan that U.S. foreign policy moved from the Middle East to China. Now, David H. Rundell, a 30 years veteran of the U.S. State Department and a longtime diplomat based in the Middle East, gives an exclusive interview to Eat News to analyze Trump and Biden administrations’ Middle East policies.
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