Egypt Institute Journal (Vol. 6- Issue 24) / studies

Transformations of the US Approach on its Military Presence in Middle East

October 2021

October 2021

Wesam Fouad is an Egyptian intellectual and thinker. He is specialized in political sociology and has many studies and writings on the structure of the Egyptian State and mechanisms of rebuilding it.


The Biden administration issued a blue version of the US National Security Document, including broad goals and priorities for US national security, where it considered China the US’s main rival which is mostly capable of using its economic, diplomatic, military and technical resources to challenge the global order. The document also highlighted Russia’s determination to maximize its global influence, and to play the role of a “saboteur” on the international stage. The document also stated that regional players such as North Korea and Iran seek development of their capabilities and technologies in a way that may threaten regional stability. In this context, the study sought to answer the question: How did this reflect on the American deployment of forces in both the Arab region and the Mediterranean?

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