Americans, heirs to the British in the Middle East?
?We must break the jinx of unfruitful policies in the Middle East.? Such were the words of George Bush while speaking about the foreign policy in Iraq.
These decades mark the time when the Occident, and especially the United Kingdom, had seized the Middle East, since the dismantling of the Ottoman Empire and the agreements of Sykes-Barb in 1916.
Notwithstanding, the United Kingdom did not fail to see its influence on the area weakening, and had to leave room for the same. The following speech of the current president of the United States presents a rupture with the preceding policies in the area. It would be interesting to observe the continuity of the American action compared to the English.
Consequently, can one regard the Americans as the heirs to the British in the Middle East? To answer this question, we have to study the Middle East as a compost of influence and control that it is for the United Kingdom and the United States, and then show how it moves towards more American hegemony.
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