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    The United States, unwilling to change its unipolar view of the world and forcefully implementing its ideas on the Middle East, is losing.

    "If we analyze US policy in the Middle East, it is based on American universalism, according to which Western democracy should be of the highest value for all countries and people, without any regard to regional peculiarities," the Japanese edition of JB Press wrote.

    Some experts believe that such a short-sighted policy of President Obama has reduced the US’ influence in the Middle East.

    "The US uses force to implement its arrogant ideas, but cannot bring the case to an end. In Iraq and in Syria, the United States failed to form a strong army. The withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan also ended in failure. The Obama administration has left a lot of unresolved problems in this region," the newspaper noted.

    The refusal to consider regional differences generates ideas and measures that do not correspond to reality, JB Press said.

    In Syria there are both radical and moderate oppositions. The US insists on overthrowing the Assad administration but if the weapons provided by moderate forces fall into the hands of radicals the moderate forces could become radical overnight, the publication emphasized.

    Russia has a different stance in the region. Since 2007, Russian leadership has harshly criticized the United States for its idea of a unipolar world.

    President Putin said that Western countries were making a big mistake by refusing to cooperate with Bashar Assad and now it is necessary to act against the terrorist organizations, including ISIL, as a united international front.

    Most likely, Russia took into account all of these factors and perhaps some of them prompted Russia to launch airstrikes against the ISIL militants, JB Press concluded.

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    Daesh, airstrikes, unipolar world order, radicals, foreign policy, Bashar al-Assad, Vladimir Putin, Barack Obama, Syria, Iraq, United States
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