Middle Eastern politics are notoriously complex and unpredictable. This holds especially true in 2018, as domestic unrest, shifting alliances, armed bloodshed and foreign meddling redefine the dynamics in nations such as Syria, Yemen and Iraq. Strategic risk analyst and investment adviser Bernard Siman identifies four regional trends he thinks will prove most consequential in the near term. Based on these trends, he outlines several future-looking scenarios in a report written for the Lichtenstein-based Geopolitical Intelligence Services (GIS).
In this article, you will learn
- How Iran’s regional ascendance threatens Israel, Iraq and Saudi Arabia;
- How Russian involvement could affect the region; and
- Why the situation may compel the United States to reassert itself in the Middle East.
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