Arab NATO: A Mirage? September 15, 2018

As NATO takes pains to cope up with new developments, does an Arab NATO, whose predecessors have all failed, hold any potential to survive?

Convening on May 21, 2017 in Riyadh with the participation of more than 50 leaders including the US President Donald Trump, the Arab Islamic American Summit, had unveiled plans to establish the so-called Middle East Strategic Alliance (MESA). This Riyadh-based initiative, launched in an attempt to realise sustainable peace and security in the region and the world, is expected to yield fruit by the end of 2018. For this reason, all eyes were set on the US-Gulf Summit to take place on October 12-13 in Washington D.C.

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