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The Arab moment has passed. Competition between non-Arab powers—Turkey, Iran, and Israel—will shape the region’s future.
As Sri Lanka shows, when it comes to Chinese debt, small states have agency and great powers have responsibilities.
The new administration, like previous ones, has a Middle East quagmire. But it’s trying some nuanced moves to break free.
As Ankara grows more economically dependent on Beijing, the Turkish government is no longer offering a safe haven or defending Uyghur rights.