The Trump White House is steering U.S. Mideast policy into a new direction. For example, there are serious contemplations to designate the Muslim Brotherhood as a terrorist organization, a clear shift away from President Barack ObamaBarack Hussein ObamaTop nuclear policy appointee removed from Pentagon post: report Prosecutors face legal challenges over obstruction charge in Capitol riot cases Biden makes early gains eroding Trump's environmental legacy MORE’s controversial and naïve Presidential Directive 13 in support of the Brotherhood as a force of moderate Islam and stability in the region. The Trump administration has demonstrated its realist worldview with the primary focus on dismantling the sophisticated global terrorism infrastructure. Yet, the ultimate success of President Donald Trump’s global war against radical Islamic terrorism will depend on his ability to create effective alliances with regional powers. The Trump administration has already taken steps to revive damaged relationships with longtime U.S. allies in the Arab world and invite few key leaders to Washington.
Adel El-Adawy is a doctoral researcher at the Department of War Studies, King's College London, and a former Next Generation Fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.
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