Kayhan Barzegar on the Arab Spring and power in the Middle East

The Arab Spring and the Balance of Power in the Middle East
By Kayhan Barzegar
Power & Policy

“The Arab Spring can be seen as a turning point in the regional balance of power of the Middle East. Previously, the “balance of power” was determined at the level of classic players—the states—and therefore was easier. However, in the aftermath of the Arab Spring, the roles of states are now combined with the “dynamics of internal politics”—making them much more complicated.”

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