New strategic realities in the Middle East

The whole environment has changed. This may require new policies and even new allies.

White House Photo: Pete Souza
US President Barack Obama talks with his national security adviser, Susan Rice on Aug. 11. The president must grapple with ISIS's implications for every country in the Middle East, writes Gwynne Dyer.
Gwynne Dyer
Published: Wednesday, 08/13/2014 12:00 am EDT

After half a century of stasis, there are big new strategic realities in the Middle East, but people are having trouble getting their heads around them.

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