Middle East: Who Will Benefit From Trump's Security Policy?
This week, Washington hosted the International Conference of the members of the 74-country coalition that has been fighting ISIS since 2014. In a speech, President Donald Trump said coalition forces had "liberated virtually all of the territory previously held by ISIS in Syria and Iraq." So what will be the future of this coalition if ISIS is no longer a threat? Will the withdrawal of troops announced by Donald Trump last December be carried out as initially announced? Or will it undergo some adjustments? Does this disengagement herald a strong return of ISIS in the region? Who will benefit from Trump's security policy in the Middle East?
"The withdrawal of its special forces will end the buffer-zone role that the United States played between regional and international forces." - Alexandra de Hoop Scheffer
“Mike Pompeo's dream is to see a kind of Arab NATO emerge.” - Alexandra de Hoop Scheffer
“This withdrawal pushes other powers to be even more interventionist and aggressive. This triggers movement and incursions that will only get stronger.” - Alexandra de Hoop Scheffer