For something completely different, I recommend reading this article by Pravda, the leading Russian newspaper. The article claims that Turkey and the UK are going to build their own army bases in the Middle East.
Source: America loses Middle East to British and Ottoman empires – PravdaReport
Last time I checked, both the UK and Turkey were members of NATO and that included the US too. I know things are moving really fast with BREXIT on the one hand and Turkey’s strategy for full EU membership but I find the Pravda article a bit off target. Armenian genocide is a reality and the Ottoman and Russian empires are surely just part of history?
Whilst I sense that history will not be kind to Obama’s foreign policy, the US is still much more influential in the Middle East than Pravda would have us believe.