№ 4, 2007
The situation in the Middle East is analyzed by the author mainly through the prism of regional problems and the conflict potential of the countries of the region. The work consistently studies real and potential knots of contradictions between Palestine and Israel, in Iran, Iraq, Pakistan, Afghanistan. The article focuses on Maghreb states, Egypt, Arabian Peninsula, Turkey and Cyprus, as well as Sudan, the Horn of Africa countries and Islamic-African periphery. According to the author, the assessment of prospects should not disregard the interests of a number of states situated remotely from the region.
E.Satanovsky maintains that what is needed to solve Middle Eastern conflicts is a strategy intended for decades. However, modern political practice of the West, driving the «peace-keeping» to another election, forces to put forward initially unrealistic projects with a several-years time lag, such as the «road map» of the Israeli-Palestinian settlement.
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