“+” countries and “-” countries | The Middle East

Dear reader, did the above title baffle you? The explanation is simple. As the world is going through countless crises today, especially after the “Covid-19” crisis, but the most important crisis is not the Russian war on Ukraine, but rather the way to deal with this devastating war.
Therefore, we are now facing countries that can be described as “states” that seek development and stability, and enhance the chances of success of their national projects, which contributes to the growth and stability of their geographical environment, and thus the international community.
There are countries that can be described as “-” countries, led by the United States, and in addition to them, politically, Israel. Where the short view of events in the world, which reflects negatively on the entire international community.
Why this introduction? Here is a simple example; Commenting on the OPEC Plus announcement to cut production, US Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen says that it is “unconstructive behavior” and would exacerbate uncertainty regarding global growth expectations, as well as the burden on consumers in light of rising inflation.
In fact, this statement applies more to Washington’s handling of the war in Ukraine than to OPEC’s decision. Today, with the war in Ukraine entering its second year, it has become difficult to count the crises caused by this war, not only on Ukraine, but also on the international community.
The World Bank Group says in the introduction to a political discussion on their website, and after introducing the discussion with the quote “The first victims of real wars,” that the Russian invasion of Ukraine has “far-reaching consequences for human well-being,” and for Ukrainians first. But “also on the whole world.”
She added that determining the costs of war “is a difficult task due to the lack of reliable data, in addition to the difficulty of identifying the complex welfare effects of war using standard indicators such as GDP.”
Consequently, this war caused energy and food crises, as well as the humanitarian crisis in Ukraine, and no one today is isolated from the repercussions of this crisis. Despite all this, Washington insists on defeating President Vladimir Putin without trying to resort to diplomatic means to resolve the crisis politically.
Accordingly; We are facing what can be described as “states,” led by Saudi Arabia and the Arab Gulf states, that seek development, stability, and the welfare of citizens, with a clear declaration that this can only be achieved through regional and international cooperation.
And the “-” countries that want the international community to act in accordance with their internal rivalry issues, and not issues similar to the issues of the “” countries. Israel, for example, despite the Arab peace initiative and the Abrahamic peace, never sought to achieve peace in the region, and missed one opportunity after another.
Hence, we are facing the “-” countries that seek to achieve goals that lead to prosperity and stability, according to a clear vision, while the “-” countries want the crises to continue without a strategy, or taking into account the seriousness of the Ukrainian crisis for the Ukrainians themselves, as well as for the international community.
And when we say without a clear vision, the simplest example here – despite the statements of the Treasury Secretary – is that the US President, Joe Biden, says that OPEC’s decision to cut production is “not as bad as you think”, you ask me: What is this contradiction? My response: No comment.