The Shifting Balance of Power in the Middle East: The Cases of Egypt and Lebanon
MrZine / Flynt and Hillary Leverett

America's international standing is under mounting strain on multiple fronts.  Nowhere is this more glaring than in the Middle East, where the balance of influence (and hence power) is shifting away from the United States and toward Iran, Turkey, and their allies.  This trend may, in fact, accelerate as a consequence of ongoing unrest in Egypt and several other Arab states

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