Search: Middle East,Arab world (3 materials)

The Return of the ‘Arab Voice’ Through a Portal From the Underworld

... population for justice. Despite the fact that the protesters primarily addressed their demands to their own governments, there is another aspect related to external forces. Before speaking about this, we must indicate that we are talking primarily about the Arab world that suffered during the Arab Spring. There is a difference between the Middle East—a British-designed construction to designate countries on the maritime way to India—and the Arab world. The Arab world includes Arab states, while the Israelis, Iranians or Turks are considered by many representatives of Arab nationalism ...


'Identity Crisis': New Balance of Power Emerges in Middle East

... Libya, Egypt, partially Iraq and South Sudan. "There is a serious identity crisis rooted in a number of deep inner tensions as well as meddling in the region from abroad," Naumkin pointed out. According to him, the collapse of states in the Middle East and the emergence of new states within this trend are not what the region needs today. "What we’re witnessing now is the fact that the regional center of power has moved. Previously, there were three pillars of the Arab world – Egypt, Syria and Iraq. Now, their role has decreased and the balance changed towards other Arab nations, like Saudi Arabia, or beyond the Arab world, to non-Arab countries, like Iran, Turkey and Israel. They are much powerful today,...


Russians and Arabs: in Search of a New Modus Vivendi

... on the Iranian nuclear dossier? Decision makers in the Kremlin might be generally anti-Western and anti-US, but they are definitely not crazy. They should understand that Russia has no resources and no interest in replacing the United States in the Middle East as the next hegemonic power. And if Washington does withdraw from the Arab world, it is likely to leave behind itself a vacuum to be filled with radical fundamentalist forces equally hostile to the West and to Russia. Russia needs US in the region, tough it insists that the current American policies in the Middle East starting ...


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