Middle Peace Accords between UAE, Bahrain, and Israel

 

The peace accords signed today are historic and the ceremony was fun to watch.  Two major take-aways for me were the length of time dedicated to the task and the changes he made to the American diplomatic role.  President Trump had the conference with 50 islamic nations in Saudi Arabia in May 2017.  It was there that he laid out the basis for a new future prosperity for all the attendees.  Since then, he freed the US from dependence on Middle Eastern oil, taking away any threat that oil could be used to influence American policy.  He elevated the position of Isreal by moving the embassy to Jerusalem and strenthened Israel's bargaining power by returning their control over decisions about the future of the West Bank and the Golan Heights.  This approach removed the previous State Department's say over what Israel was allowed to do and removed the "peace veto" of the Palestinians. His team, then, was in a position to facilitate the discussions between the parties in the region to find ways achieve economic benefits for themselves.

President Trump has repeatedly made strategic moves to advance his foreign and domestic policies, while the press, the opposition, and some of his own administration, like Secretary of State Tillerson, fail to grasp the significance.  The underlying theme seems to me to bring parties to work together on improving the welfare of their constituents/citizens.

 

 

 

Shifting Sands in The Middle East

 

Trump's policies in the Middle East are coming to fruition.  This video provides an overview.

 

 

Peter Navarro Interview

 

Peter Navarro is an articulate spokesman for the Trump administration.  He, in this interview, brings perspective to the events that were part of the Trump administration response to the Wuhan Virus and the underlying strategy that drove the decision making.  Particularly important are the actions taken to improve the underlying economy by supporting Amerian Business recovery.  The push by the administration has been to continue to remove obstacles allowing businesses to flourish, while creating manufacturing facilities to provide critical resources to the American public.