With Mideast Crisis, Russia and China Hope to Turn Tables on U.S.

Beijing sees the crisis ‘as an opportunity to score points on the U.S.’ and keep Washington bogged down in the Middle East and the Gulf

ISRAEL PALESTINIAN CONFLICT HOSTAGES A woman holds placards identifying one of the Israeli hostages held by Palestinian militants since the October 7 attack during a demonstration in Tel Aviv on October 24, 2023. (Photo by Ahmad Gharabli/AFP)