Political Movements and Protests

Op-Ed

In Shifting Sands of Middle East, Who Will Lead?

Author: Steven A. Cook
Christian Science Monitor

Steven A. Cook says leadership in the Middle East is up for grabs as the Syrian war intensifies, the Arab Spring changes regional power dynamics, and Israel's airstrikes and Hamas rockets again roil Gaza. Last year, Turkey was the assumed role model for the region. But it has fallen down on the job.

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