Regional Dynamics in the New Middle East
Autor(en): Roland Popp
Herausgeber: Daniel Möckli
Reihenherausgeber: Andreas Wenger, Victor Mauer
In: Strategic Trends 2011: Key Developments in Global Affairs
Serie: Strategic Trends
Verlag(e): Center for Security Studies (CSS), ETH Zurich
Recent turmoil in the Middle East has prompted calls for a better understanding of the driving forces in the region. The divisions between fledging new republics and old authoritarian regimes might develop into the new defining feature of the region. The wave of protests will also reinforce ongoing strategic trends such as the rise in importance of the non-Arab periphery and the weakening of the regional heartland. In the long-term, the Persian Gulf region can be expected to reorient itself towards East and South Asia.