An interesting look at the growing disconnect between Turkey’s preferences for the region and those of some of the states Turkey has to contend with:
“The Obama administration’s anger is “red-hot” over Israel’s settlement policies, and the Netanyahu government openly expresses contempt for Obama’s understanding of the Middle East. Profound
“Sunday’s elections were enormously significant precisely because they were seemingly uneventful. The turnout was unexpectedly high, reaching over 60 percent of registered voters. Voting was
Its deja vu all over again. One of the main complaints leveled against the Mubarak regime was that it ruled under a constant state of
Since the fighting first broke out in Syria, the fear has been that it would spread into Lebanon, where Shi’a-Sunni tensions already run very high.
Interesting article on the involvement of Egypt, the UAE and Qatar in Libya’s deteriorating political situation. Historically, the logic of alliances has meant “the enemy