Latest News:  
Beijing   Light rain    8 / 4 ℃  City Forecast


US universal values not working in Mideast

(People's Daily Online)

09:24, December 01, 2012

In 2012, the United States has been suffering repeated setbacks in its strategies in the Middle East.

Firstly, it has a decline in the soft power and a loss of support of local people.

According to mass observation of U.S. Zogby Company, 78 percent of Arabians hate the United States and 80 percent regard the United States and Israel as their biggest security threat.

Secondly, Islamic forces rose in the Middle East. With the political turmoil sweeping through countries in the region, the Islamic forces especially Muslim Brotherhood become more and more active. Making use of the popularization of U.S.-style democracy, they have won power or got the upper hand in the parliaments of Tunisia, Egypt, Morocco, Kuwait, Libya, Yemen and other countries, thus changing the political map of the Middle East.

They make use of the U.S.-style democracy but oppose such democracy. They hate the United States’ dominating the international affairs and adhere to independence and non-alignment.

In addition, Iran gradually grows strong and insubordinate. In the face of the threat of the United States over the past one year, it carried out arms expansion and war preparations, developed military enterprises, increased national defense strength and held a series of military exercises.

【1】 【2】


Related Reading

Leave your comment0 comments

  1. Name


Selections for you

  1. Chinese naval escort taskforces

  2. China's special forces in training

  3. Most creative 'Santa Claus' (I)

  4. Nutritious lunch provided in Taipei

  5. On 1st high-speed line through high-latitude regions

  6. China's savings rate world's highest

  7. Is marriage the grave of love?

  8. Soon, You Can Eat KFC on Japan Airlines

Most Popular


  1. Much room for China-ASEAN economic co-op
  2. Spend it again, Sam
  3. The paradox of China's stock market
  4. Reforms to give more weight to capital
  5. Obama's big test: averting "fiscal cliff"
  6. Commentary: Future money uncertainties
  7. Social progress in tolerance to ‘Nail Household’
  8. Preventing abuse of power in physical exam
  9. Will China run out of water by 2030?
  10. What’s behind pupils' bread and milk lunch?

What’s happening in China

Nutritious lunch provided in Taipei's elementary school

  1. Death for man who kept "sex slaves" in dungeon
  2. Official probed after "divorce promise" leaked
  3. China cracks down on poaching wildlife for dinner
  4. Nomad settlement to protect "mother river"
  5. 6 killed, 4 injured in road accident in S China