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Richard Heydarian
Opinion

Opinion

Richard Heydarian

How Biden’s broken Middle East policy will complicate the US’ Indo-Pacific pivot to compete with China

  • The tragedies in the Palestinian territories and Afghanistan underscore the fragility of the Biden administration’s efforts to disengage from the region
  • Unless the US radically overhauls its Middle East strategy, it will struggle to compete with China in the Indo-Pacific

Illustration: Craig Stephens Illustration: Craig Stephens
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Richard Heydarian

Richard Heydarian

Richard Javad Heydarian is Asia-based academic, currently a Professorial Chairholder in Geopolitics at the Polytechnic University of the Philippines and author of, among others, “The Indo-Pacific: Trump, China and the New Struggle for Global Mastery”.