February 15, 2012

Arab States More Stable Than They Appear

Ezzedine Fishere, Daily Star

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With leadership essentially contested among Arab states, it is hard to see how non-Arab states could hope to lead. Let me put it clearly: the Turkish and Iranian bids for regional leadership are doomed. Sooner or later, their hyperactivity will calm down and they will learn the virtues of restraint. When and how this happens depends on how fast they learn.

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TAGGED: Egypt, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Iran

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