Friday, January 29, 2021

War Clouds (Updated)

Hotting up. Where might all this be leading from the perspective of history?
The Biden administration has reoriented its foreign policy priorities with a new focus on China and Asia, and reduced the number of staff devoted to the Middle East, Politico reported.

The US-based website reported on Friday that National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan downsized the team working on the Middle East and expanded a unit that focuses on policy towards the region that stretches from the Indian to Pacific Ocean.

Politico reported that Indo-Pacific coordinator Kurt Campbell will now have three senior directors, while Middle East coordinator Brett McGurk will just have one....
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