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Turkey: The odd man in

Posted by seumasach on April 21, 2012

The fact is, Turkey is very far out on a limb on Syria and, at this point, can only be grateful that the international community has not sawn it off. 

Peter Lee

Asia Times

21st April, 2012

With a high-profile visit to China, Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan continued his campaign to increase the geopolitical clout of his country.

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Time the Gulf looks east

Posted by smeddum on May 15, 2009

Time the Gulf looks east

The future for Arab Gulf states lies in strengthening ties with China, writes Mohammed Herzallah*
May 14-20 edition Al Ahram
The widely anticipated decline of the United States as a global hegemonic power over the next few decades is likely to precipitate a considerable measure of instability in many parts of the world including the Middle East. However, this transition also offers tremendous opportunities for a few Arab states. Being rich in natural energy reserves and unique in their immediate access to vital trade routes, Arab Gulf states are well positioned to take advantage of ongoing corrections and realignments in international power relations. A major question for policy strategists in these countries is how they can carve out a greater role for their states in the new international order. Read the rest of this entry »

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