Global Affairs

Jun 14, 2017

Defying the historical unity marked by the Middle Eastern nations against Israeli and the Western aggression in region, the approach now seems to have reversed. The split between the Arab and non-Arab nations speaks vehemently about the widened gap of diplomacy in the Middle East – a region already in search for political order. After having witnessed a lot of rough diplomacy between Iran and Saudi Arabia now the latter has moved to isolate Qatar. This openly manifests the gap among the regional governments. In fact, it is causing more polarization with Turkey moving in favor of Qatar and against the Arab states. 

What this region needs right now is not polarization but:

·        A unified approach for the sake of Palestinian lives

·        A collective vision at least to the extent of making peace in the region

·        A joint effort to snub the breeding points of terrorism

·        An internal collusion to prevent the foreign powers form exploiting terrorism in their particular interests

·        A policy of preferring collective internal peace and prosperity over their individual external interests

Such suggestions can, of course, make an ideal situation. But, that is not something allowed by realpolitik which works more on gaining absolute and exclusive power rather than seeking collectively shared benefits. However, endeavoring under the postulates of liberalism, there is no risk in giving rapprochement a chance. This rapprochement in the Middle East can effectively be triggered by non-Arab Muslim countries like Turkey and Pakistan. Using different platforms or even establishing new channels for this very purpose, the governments in the said countries can help to end the crisis. 

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