October 31, 2012

A New Mideast Balance of Power

Kayhan Barzegar, Power & Policy

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Therefore, the developments of the Arab Spring have led all the players to use national power to enhance their regional role, whether to contain threats or expand influence. Thus, the Arab Spring has further complicated the regional balance of power. In such circumstances, regional solutions in which the dynamics of states’ internal politics as well as the interests of regional and trans-regional actors are simultaneously considered, have become more useful for solving the regional issues such as the Syrian crisis.

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TAGGED: Arab Spring, Middle East

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