The Sunni-Western Alliance Against Iran

(American Interest) Walter Russell Mead - The alliance of convenience between Sunni Islamists, America, and the West against Iran remains the most important geopolitical fact in the Middle East today. For now, Israel is not the center of Middle Eastern politics. The big Sunni countries, Turkey, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia, want to expel the Persians from their midst and chase their power out of the Arab world - before they turn to other problems. Iran's power grab in the region, combined with its nuclear program, makes it the biggest object of fear for many of its neighbors. The U.S. shares its neighbors' concern, and it should cooperate to limit Iran and frustrate its attempt to dominate the Middle East.

2012-08-31 00:00:00

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