Post Tagged with: "Middle East Balance of Power"

Geography, Resources and the Geopolitics of Middle East Conflicts

Geography, Resources and the Geopolitics of Middle East Conflicts

Many have claimed the failure of states as a result of the uprisings and how they have led to destruction, yet overlook the role of states in creating these militias.

Soft Power in the Middle East: The Invisible Skirmish

Soft Power in the Middle East: The Invisible Skirmish

Two soft power models in the Middle East are assessed. Iran’s can be another source of regional instability. Oman’s seeks stability and peaceful resolution of conflicts.

Saudi Arabia and Iran: The Battle for Hegemony the Kingdom Cannot Win

Saudi Arabia and Iran: The Battle for Hegemony the Kingdom Cannot Win

The complex relationship between the Al-Sauds and Wahhabism creates policy dilemmas for the Saudi government on multiple levels.

The Islamic State and Its Viability

The Islamic State and Its Viability

The IS is a reality that it is here to stay, and it looks to have set for gradual expansion of its territorial boundaries to redraw the political map of the Middle East.

Towards a Pluralistic Nuclear Middle East

Towards a Pluralistic Nuclear Middle East

The imperatives for nuclear proliferation in the Middle East are deeply rooted in the historical-structural dynamics and strategic compulsions of the Iranians, the Israelis, and the Arab states. Given the right context, proliferation can bring stability.

Israel’s Posture of Nuclear Ambiguity

Israel’s Posture of Nuclear Ambiguity

The only strong argument in favor of a declared doctrine has to do with the injection of a measure of certainty into the balance of mutual nuclear deterrence between Israel and Iran.

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