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Title: Importance of Syria in the Middle East Power Struggle
Post by: Ligalig-Mike on November 22, 2011, 05:27:05 AM
by Stratfor

Unless you or a loved one live inside or near Syria, you may not spend much time thinking about it.

But the fate of Syria is more important than most people think. The U.S. is set to leave Iraq soon, and Iran is ready & waiting to fill the ensuing power vacuum. This is Iran's historic opportunity to reshape the regional politics in its favor. This gives countries like Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Israel and the United States something to worry about.

Syria is the current battleground for this wider struggle. Turkey, Saudi Arabia and the United States would love nothing more than to add Syria to a coalition of states counterbalancing Iran. Iran, on the other hand, needs to keep Syria as a strong ally in the Levant through which to threaten Israel.
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