Not every diplomatic breakthrough is a home run, but solid singles and doubles, added together, make for winning (and sometimes championship) seasons. The recent Israel-United Arab Emirates agreement falls into this latter category. So saying does not diminish its significance, but actually helps demonstrate that “normal” diplomatic progress between former adversaries is, in the Middle East, a considerable success.
How the Israel-UAE Deal Demonstrates the Need for American Leadership in the Middle East
An American-led alliance can be a strong deterrent to Iran and China.