Monday, January 28, 2013
COMMENTARY: How Middle East can win for a change
In assessing what happened in the Middle East in 2012, analysts are listing the region's "winners" and "losers." Hamas won. Egypt's President Mohamed Morsi won, then lost. U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton won. Syria lost. Iraq lost. Iran had a draw (tougher sanctions but closer to nuclear-weapons capability). So did Saudi Arabia (growing clout but unable to stop the killings in Syria or Gaza) and Israel (avoided massive bloodshed but became even more isolated).
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