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America’s Middle East Allies Are Free Riders No More

America’s Middle East Allies Are Free Riders No More

We are witnessing an intense scramble for control of the Middle East among mostly autocratic, disparate regimes, creating new alignments where the fabulous wealth of small states is conjugated with countries boasting larger armies, with proxies and mercenaries as expendable cannon fodder in tow.

How Libya Became a Battleground for Foreign Powers

And What Happened After the U.S. Left Libya

The first armed conflict of the Arab Spring is now a playground of intervening foreign powers out for themselves. It won’t be the last.