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Excerpts from the Arab and Iranian Media & Analysis of US Policy in the Region

Does this make sense?

Tony Badran in foreign affairs! This is the insight:

“It seems clear that part of Turkey’s strategy is to consciously exploit, not solve, Middle Eastern conflicts.”

Is that clear? The reasoning…… a simplistic reversal:

“Davutoğlu and Erdoğan’s policy of non-alignment works to position Turkey as an intermediary between competing blocs — the Iranian alliance system, which includes Syria, and the U.S.-led system, which includes Egypt, Israel, and Saudi Arabia, among others. If Turkey were to actually succeed in reducing tensions between the two, its mediation would no longer be needed.”


Written by nickbiddlenoe

August 22, 2011 at 8:56 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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