[Middle East Watch] fluctuate Iran sphere of influence ...
[Middle East Watch] fluctuate Iran sphere of influence "home territory" Lebanon, demonstration expansion in Iraq
In the Middle East in Iraq and Lebanon, it is spreading anti-government demonstrations. Both in the beginning economic downturn, seeking the conversion of the existing political system to distribute the power to the different sects and ethnic groups. In fact, what we are most afraid of the long-term of the demo, Iran's Shiite powerhouse. Strengthen Iraq, the influence on Lebanon through the support of the Shiite forces, but because the deviation may have occurred in the strategy to be to put the two countries in the sphere of influence.
Decentralization is to backfire
The protests began against the government of dysfunction in Iraq and Lebanon's about October. 0 or more people, such as the firing of security forces killed in Iraq. Plunged the currency value in the financial crisis in Lebanon, the bank has limited the US dollar drawer. Both Although Prime Minister in the form of taking the responsibility of confusion announced his resignation both countries, there is no sign of rebound fits.