Middle East Notes and Comment: The Beginning of the End?
December 20, 2008
Last month, the U.S. intelligence community published an assessment of what the world might look like in the year 2025. Americans treated the report as an interesting exercise, if a somewhat esoteric one. For many leaders in the Middle East, however, and especially in the Gulf, the report was not esoteric at all. It was a glimpse at their personal futures.