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MIDDLE EAST

Analysis of the Middle East's geopolitical position in the region

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Why is the American Military withdrawing from the Middle East?

The Middle East (or MENA) was probably one of the most significant regions in the second half of the 20th Century, starting from World War 1 when the empires started using oil guzzling weapons and needed the Middle Eastern Oil, and into the 21st century. The Middle is a significant energy producer globally, so the USA has interests in the Middle East. Until around 2016, the USA had three main reasons to be in the Middle East.

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“We asked Iran for it back; We will see how they respond” Barak Obama 

Israel dispatches its most advanced warplanes and uses multiple layers of technologies and anti-aircraft missiles against this emerging threat, yet there is no proper response. Manless aircraft (drones) have become one of the biggest dangers to many countries in the Middle East, including Israel. Moreover, they are one of the drivers of the Abraham accords and the warming relationship between Israel and the Suni Muslim countries in the Middle East. 

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The Changing face of energy in the Middle East and Globally

The consumption of energy globally is constantly rising. The question is, what are the energy sources. And who has a hold of those sources? An even more critical question is whether or not the market is changing and to whose benefit?

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Blood and Oil – Who is Muhamad Bin Salman The Saudi Crown prince

Muhammad Bin Salman is just 35 and has already been anointed Crown Prince to the Saudi Kingdom. His policies and political aspiration are causing the country to take a more aggressive approach economically to turn Saudi Arabia into a regional power. 

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