The New Middle East : The World After The Arab Spring

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INTRODUCTION The Middle East has been the center of attention in the world and the theater of many important events. Over the past thirty yeas, people in the Middle East have experienced all kinds of wars, hunger, devastation and brutal dictatorships. Now, after Arab Spring, some of those dictators are gone, and in countries like Tunisia and to a lesser degree Egypt, there are attempts to establish democracy. In his book, The New Middle East: The World After the Arab Spring (2013), Paul Danahar writes that the changes brought by Arab Spring will lead to greater freedom for people in the Middle East, and that even the relationship between Israel and Palestine will be impacted (especially because secular and religious Jews in Israel are debating and conducting a "quiet revolution" that, according to Danahar, might lead to a solution). Although there 's much consensus that the Middle East will be greatly impacted if the Israel-Palestine issue is resolved, there 's also the belief that such a resolution won 't happen soon. For instance, in his book, Brokers of Deceit: How the U.S. has Undermined Peace in the Middle East, Rashid Khalidi writes that the United States has and continues to act as Israel 's lawyer and that therefore it has undermined a real attempt to arrive at a peace accord. That peace accord is a major issue in the changes the Middle East has and continues to experience, and now with the U.S. 's attempt to normalize relations with Iran, there is much to consider
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