Trump and Pompeo move US policy further rightwards in West Asia

Newsclick’s Prabir Purkayastha analyzes the implications of the Trump administration’s foreign policies in West Asia, especially Palestine, Yemen and Iran

November 21, 2020 by Newsclick

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s recent visit to Israel, reports of the US planning to designate the Houthis as terrorists, and the further rounds of sanctions on Iran all point to the Donald Trump administration taking their policies in the region to the extreme. Newsclick’s Prabir Purkayastha analyses how these policies will shackle the Biden administration, embolden Israel and Saudi Arabia, and establish a new normal in US policies in West Asia.