November 13, 2011

Small Gulf States Flex Their Muscle

Abdulkhaleq Abdullah, Gulf News

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The net beneficiary of the shift in regional balance of power and the vacuum of leadership are the small states. Most of ‘the one inch' lost by the major league actors has been transferred to the minor league powers in the region. The dominant flow of influence these days run from the small states towards the big states.

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TAGGED: Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Iran, United Arab Emirates, UAE, Qatar


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