Syrians kill each other in the thousands. Iran is reeling from economic sanctions. Israeli diplomats are bombed in New Delhi. Oil prices spike despite surplus supply. Dozens of events across West Asia and the world are manifestations of an increasingly desperate struggle for mastery of the Muslim world.
West Asia has split into two large opposing camps. The division is outwardly Shia versus Sunni, but covertly it is about the geopolitical interests of three large Muslim countries — Iran, Turkey and Saudi Arabia.But these great games are being played on a rapidly changing and unpredictable West Asian landscape. The most important shift has been the Arab Spring and the entry of new centres of power like Egypt. Another is a belief that the United States is starting to keep a distance from the region and that countries like India and China may seek greater involvement.
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