The Middle East’s new battle lines

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Publication Date May 2018
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Two opposing coalitions in the Middle East define a rivalry that threatens to tear the region apart in 2018. As competition for dominance intensifies, the confrontation between Iran’s network of state and non-state actors, and a counter-front of traditional Western allies – centred on Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, and Israel – has become the region’s central battle line.

An ECFR guide to the key disputes threatening to spark a wider Middle Eastern war by Julien Barnes-Dacey, Ellie Geranmayeh & Hugh Lovatt comprising:

+ Introductory essay
+ ECFR Recommendations
+ Regional viewpoints - Egypt, Iran, Israel, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Turkey, UAE
+ Flashpoints - Iraq, Lebanon, Qatar, Syria, Yemen

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