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Arab Uprisings, Iranian Influence, and the Middle East’s Future

Arab Uprisings, Iranian Influence, and the Middle East’s Future

Events like the fall of Mubarak and the rise of the Islamic Renaissance Movement in Tunisian politics have led some observers to conclude that fundamentalism’s shadow will be cast over the Middle East. Simultaneously, as Tehran’s leaders trumpet their growing relationships with Islamist groups, it is feared that Iran will come out ahead in the region.

Regional Power Struggles Between Saudi Arabia and Iran in the Arab Spring Era

Regional Power Struggles Between Saudi Arabia and Iran in the Arab Spring Era

Saudi Arabia is currently in the lead against Iran. Riyadh has consolidated allegiance from states with huge payouts and also strengthened the GCC. Though Saudi Arabia faces huge difficulties in Yemen, and uncertainty in Syria and Libya, Iran has failed to make any inroads in increasing its influence at Riyadh’s expense, except in Lebanon.

The Long Spring to Thaw the Arab Cold War

The Long Spring to Thaw the Arab Cold War

Much was made of the changes in Egypt’s foreign policy in April when the Egyptian foreign ministry announced it would begin the process of normalizing relations with Iran and Hamas. For the moment, Egypt’s foreign policy is trying to toe a middle line and become something new for a major Arab state in the region’s cold war: a non-aligned state.

Three Ripples from the Arab Spring

Three Ripples from the Arab Spring

Revolutionary change is hard to understand, but it is even harder to predict. Whatever transpires in Libya, political tectonic waves are shifting. In the coming years, Cairo will rediscover its stature and voice; the Arab world’s sectarian cold war will move into a dangerous period; and aspirant democrats will search for models of their own, first Turkey, but perhaps eventually, Egypt.

American Ascendance, British Retreat, and the Rise of Iran in the Persian Gulf

American Ascendance, British Retreat, and the Rise of Iran in the Persian Gulf

Three recent publications provide a fresh perspective of the developments which resulted in the decline of British influence in the Gulf, and the subsequent rise of the US.

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