THE COMING CRISIS IN THE MIDDLE EAST

Author
Barry Rubin
Content Type
Journal Article
Journal
Middle East Review of International Affairs
Volume
15
Issue Number
1
Publication Date
December 2013
Institution
Global Research in International Affairs Center, Interdisciplinary Center
Abstract
The gap between dominant Western perceptions of the Middle East and the region's reality is dangerously wide. While the “Arab Spring” is celebrated as an advance for moderation and democracy, in fact the advance is going to revolutionary Islamists. Developments in Turkey and Egypt especially threaten to plunge the Middle East back into an era of conflict, instability, and the worst threats to Western interests in decades.
Political Geography
Turkey, Middle East, Arabia, Egypt