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Published in The Hill on May 26, 2023.
In the heady days of 2020, when the Abraham Accords between Israel and four Arab nations seemed to herald a new dawn for the Middle East, pundits were competing to guess who the next nation would be to sign on.
Unfortunately, the perception that America is withdrawing from the region, heralded by President Biden’s Afghanistan withdrawal and President Trump’s failure to respond to an Iranian attack on the Saudi oil facilities, sent a chilling message to the Gulf states that America was an unreliable ally, putting any chance of other Gulf nations joining the Abraham Accords on the back burner.
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