The Middle Child of the Middle East
27 January, 2009
By Abdul R. Ahmed
An Examination of a Complex State
The greatest Middle Eastern issue of the 21st century will not be centered on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict but revolve around controlling Iran’s rising power. The founding of the Islamic Republic in Iran marked the beginning of a slow power shift in the Middle East that poses a threat to traditional dominant Arab states like Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and Pakistan.
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