Egypt and the Levant
Egypt’s size and strategic position mean that its ongoing struggles to build political consensus and establish credible institutions will continue to affect the broader Middle East. After decades of stability, Syria has become a battleground for proxy wars by external forces, threatening stability throughout the entire region. Jordan and Lebanon face large influxes of refugees even as they work to address new calls for reform and political change. Israel sees all of these developments—as well as the July 2015 P5+1 nuclear deal with Iran—with growing alarm. While it has managed these shifts relatively successfully up to now, domestic politics and regional dynamics create new opportunities and challenges for Israel's strategy. The Middle East Program analyzes the evolving political and geopolitical dynamics in Egypt and the Levant, providing analysis and recommendations for U.S. policy.
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