Chatham House: Independent thinking on international affairs

The World Today

Middle East in Transition: Costly Muddle

Claire Spencer, August 2010
The World Today, Volume 66, Number 8/9

The Middle East is often depicted as being in constant transition, but rarely has it seemed as directionless as now. The key issues remain in place, above all the long-standing conflicts, but recent events have distracted attention from resolving core problems towards peripheral, if subsidiary and inter-related, concerns. As the knots tighten and the tangles thicken, it is premature to assess who, if anyone, will prosper.

Moore Wilson Digital Agency London