While in Saudi Arabia last month, US President Joe Biden stressed that the United States was “not going anywhere” and wouldn’t “walk away and leave a vacuum to be filled by China, Russia, or Iran”. But did his words reassure anyone?
High on his agenda was the prospect of a nuclear deal with Iran. But he expressed zero interest in resurrecting the Palestinian-Israeli peace process.
Council on Foreign Relations senior fellow Steven Cook tells host Steve Clemons that the US agenda for the Middle East has become severely diminished.