The dynamics of the Middle East are changing. From a protracted pandemic to an increase in Chinese interest and influence in the region and general fatigue in the West from protracted military conflicts, the region today presents both threats and opportunities that are very different from what they were a few years ago.
The Cipher Brief spoke with the expert Norm Rolls, who served as the former National Intelligence Officer for Iran at ODNI – and now travels regularly to the region for meetings with high-level officials in several countries – to get his take on how he sees the evolution of the region, the dynamics behind it, the new role of the United States and where problems and events are most likely heading.
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