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Bliski Wschód – stare i nowe problemy
Near East: Old and new problems

Author(s): Wiesław Lizak
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences
Published by: Wydawnictwo Naukowe Scholar Sp. z o.o.

Summary/Abstract: The year 2013 did not calm the situation in the Middle East. The Arab Spring further destabilized the region. In Egypt, under the influence of anti-government demonstrations, the army took control and removed the Muslim Brothers Association from power. Syria was plunged into a bloody civil war in which no party has the strength which guarantees a quick victory. Libya is in chaos, with rivalry between the major regions of the country getting more violent every day, and in Yemen the main political forces have initiated a process of federalization of the state as a remedy for tribal rivalry, and for various ideological or separatist forces. Against this background, the establishment in Iran of a dialogue with the international community is a positive element – the first results indicate that negotiations to reach a compromise are not impossible. The Israeli-Palestinian talks have also been re-launched although the parties’ positions do not promise a rapid success.

  • Issue Year: 2013
  • Issue No: 19
  • Page Range: 256-275
  • Page Count: 20
  • Language: Polish