The Arab Spring is far from over
At least four major regional struggles may be determined within the year: the Iranian nuclear crisis, the civil war in Syria, the struggle for the character of the new regime in Egypt, and the broader struggle for the character of the Arab world.
The fact that this year regimes in this region and North Africa are not toppling one after the other, as they did in 2011, is not an indication that the Arab shakeup has stopped. The trends are still dramatic, acute and sometimes surprising. Many of the events are still having significant repercussions, both direct and indirect, on Israel's regional situation.