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The Middle East US Plans Collapse
With Russia in Syria, a geopolitical structure that lasted four decades is in shambles.
The U.S. needs a new strategy and priorities.

By HENRY A. KISSINGER Oct. 16, 2015, Wall Street Journal

Russia’s unilateral military action in Syria is the latest symptom of the disintegration of the American role in stabilizing the Middle East order that emerged from the Arab-Israeli war of 1973.

Saddam Hussein’s war to incorporate Kuwait into Iraq was defeated by an international coalition under U.S. leadership. American forces led the war against terror in Iraq and Afghanistan. Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia and the other Gulf States were our allies in all these efforts. The Russian military presence disappeared from the region.

That geopolitical pattern is now in shambles. Four states in the region have ceased to function as sovereign. Libya, Yemen, Syria and Iraq have become targets for non state movements seeking to impose their rule. Over large swaths in Iraq and Syria, an ideologically radical religious army has declared itself the Islamic State (also called ISIS or ISIL) as an unrelenting foe of established world order.

Read the full article: http://www.wsj.com/articles/a-path-out-of-the-middle-east-collapse-1445037513

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