The White House is developing its new policy in the Middle East.
At the invitation of US PresidentDonald TrumpEgyptian PresidentАбдель Фаттах Ас-Сисиvisit Washington in the first week of April. According to Reuters, the head of the Egyptian state will talk to Trump as the president of the United States for the first time. Although earlier as France24, they met in New York in September 19 when the master of the White House was still a candidate. A report issued by the end of the press release of Staff US billionaire Alsisi cited in "an example of what should be an ally" in the fight against "terrorism and radical Islam."
Trump assured that if elected, the US will become "a faithful friend and ally, which Cairo can count on in the coming years," and promised to go on an official visit to Egypt and invite the president to Washington. There was a second one. By the way, As-Sisi is the first Arab leader to whom Trump called after the inauguration. During the conversation, the American president assured his Egyptian colleague that the new US administration would render every assistance to Cairo in the fight against terror. The parties also discussed the overall situation in the Middle East region, which was significantly complicated during the administration's period of operationBarack Obama. Then Trump in an interview with Fox News Channel said that "we have a very good relationship with Alsisi general, with Egypt," adding that "he came to a bad situation, and all I can say - I like it."
Egypt has always occupied an important geopolitical position in the Middle East. But with the coming to power in 2011 of the "Muslim Brotherhood" (an organization whose activities are banned in the Russian Federation), this country was not only among the first "victims" of the so-called "Arab spring", but also began to absorb almost all the radical forces region, which was not previously observed. Some experts believe that if it were not for subsequent events, the "brothers" in Egypt could long before IGIL (an organization whose activities are banned in Russia) proclaim the restoration of the "Islamic Caliphate" with its capital in Cairo. Moreover, branches of the Muslim Brotherhood in Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Sudan, Bahrain, Tunisia, Algeria, the United Arab Emirates, Iraq, and Somalia were included in the movement. There are a lot of things not yet explored by analysts, there are a lot of questions, although it is obvious that Egypt of that period began to set priorities for almost the entire direction of Muslim sociopolitical and geopolitical thought.
Thus, the events of the "Arab Spring" opened up "Muslim Brotherhood" (an organization whose activities are prohibited in Russia) a new perspective. We denote their alliance with Qatar and Turkey, where the government is the party "Justice and Development", which has appeared on the ideological and political heritage of the republic's founderMustafa Kemaland conducting a policy of so-called "soft Islamization." It is no accident Ankara, together with its allies, some unspoken acted as the main beneficiary was preparing the overthrow of the regime in Damascus. But more than that, the current president of TurkeyRecep Tayyip ErdoganI am going to eventually seize the initiative from the Egyptian "brothers" and "enter on a white horse" in Cairo.
US same in his time quietly perceived victory "Muslim Brotherhood" (an organization whose activities are prohibited in the Russian Federation) and warned the Egyptian army from the "military coup." According to the American edition of The World Tribune, the administration of President Barack Obama has decided that it is the "Muslim Brotherhood" (an organization whose activities are prohibited in the Russian Federation) in the package "democratic opposition" to the Assad regime, and with the support of Turkey should head to Syria after the dismissal of PresidentBashar al-Assad. Add to this the fact that while in Egypt, anti-Israel sentiment rose sharply. However, now began to change rapidly and regularly the Middle East. In Egypt, the generals led by Alsisi revolutionized life after the turmoil began to improve. The Government was engaged in the implementation of several large-scale economic and infrastructure projects, has been changed and the country's foreign policy.
Gradually they began to disappear potential concerns of Israel and Saudi Arabia began to support Cairo. With attention to an unexpected Saudi-Egyptian alliance and Moscow reacted that highlights an intriguing configuration of regional forces, causes nervousness of the Obama administration, which continued to repeat the words about democracy in the Middle East, but in practice to sow chaos and disorder. I do not remain in debt and Cairo, which sharply criticized Washington for what he "threw Egypt." At the same time, he wrote the former Minister of Foreign Affairs of GermanyJoschka Fischer, "A military coup in Egypt was the sign of the end of the" Arab revolution ", at least for the moment."
Today, experts take more foreign policy course of Egypt. By all accounts, the president follows the "Nasser's course," this factor Egyptian experts explain the established close contacts and even the alliance of Cairo with Moscow. In their opinion, such a policy brings back to Cairo "the status of an influential factor in world and regional politics." As the Turkish newspaper Milliyet writes in this connection, "the mutual understanding between the" king "and the new" pharaoh "has reached an unprecedented level, as they are united by a common desire to destroy IGIL (an organization whose activities are banned in the Russian Federation) without unnecessary ceremony." In the opinion of this newspaper, for the two countries "new opportunities are opening in the Libyan direction and regarding the settlement of relations between Israel and the Palestinian autonomy, etc., which indicates the formed agenda of the two countries regarding the alignment and other axes in the Middle East, in particular, with Iran. "
In any case, Moscow and Tehran are invited to Cairo for talks on the Syrian crisis, given its strategic position in the region. Of course, this is seen in Washington and Ankara, which jealously relates to increased geopolitical importance in the region, Egypt and Iran. And it has to offer the US president his Egyptian counterpart, in addition to feelings of personal sympathy? In recent weeks, Trump called up with the Saudi kingSalman, SheikhMohammed bin Zayed- Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi. Perhaps, at a meeting in Washington, DC will be affected by the problem of Iran in terms of building some kind of strategy, especially in the Arab region, and the president Alsisi lay out a number of hitherto unknown trumps.
The White House is playing on the same team with Israel, and has nothing against Egypt. At the same time there is a question of Tehran supporting partnerships with Russia and Turkey on the Syrian track. All will come from the kind of Middle East model elect Washington and with whom he intends to build a coalition in the declared anti-LIH (organization, whose activities are prohibited in the Russian Federation). But be that as it may, Alsisi visit to the United States would mean the end of the latent phase or the approach of the new US policy in the Middle East.