October 28, 2012

Barack Obama Lost the Middle East

Amir Taheri, New York Post

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The American abdication under Obama has led to a transition from a problematic status quo to an uncertain future. It has also created a vacuum that various opportunist powers are trying to fill.

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TAGGED: Iran, Turkey, Syria, Palestine, Israel, Middle East, 2012, Barack Obama

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