A report run by the US-based Washington Post has cautioned that the policies pursued by Riyadh might plunge the Middle East region into a new quagmire disclosing the exact spot where war might break out soon.
Mark Lynch, Professor of Political Sciences at George Washington University, noted that Riyadh might have indeed succeeded in handling its internal problems, but has miserably failed in its foreign policy. Saudi Arabia is now rocked with several international and local crises in the wake of the wide-scale “purges” that included the arrest of so many Princes and high-profile officials allegedly in a sweeping anti-corruption campaign. Adding to this the announced resignation by the Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri while he was in Riyadh.
This wide-scale transition of power in Saudi Arabia and its specific devious pattern of doomed interventionist foreign policies should be seen and understood within the broader regional context, the author said. Several notable regional observers have cautioned that al-Hariri’s curious resignation may trigger a spiraling political crisis that may eventually culminate into a military campaign against Hizbollah.
However, Lynch believes that any potential military campaign against Hizbollah would not be any better fate than the several other previous “bold” Foreign policy initiatives sold to the public as “a winnable blitz,” where a swift victory and a subsequent popular support are almost certain just to see them derailed into a bloody quagmire of destabilization.
The source: Addiyar