View of part of the Fujairah Corniche and the Hajar Mountains in the Background

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Iran, the UAE and the Middle East

“Iran has done what decades of peace proposals have not done — brought Israel, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, the Palestinians and the U.S. together. You can go to Jerusalem or to some Arab capitals and the diagnosis of the situation is the same: Iran is gaining hegemonic strength over the region and is spreading tentacles of instability all around.”

So says David Brooks in his NY Times column on Middle Eastern relationships. To read the full article, here is the link:

David Brooks, ‘Present at the Creation’, NY Times, 6 November 2007.

Image: “Iran is taking advantage of the region’s three civil wars…”