Syria as a linchpin
Syria's return to the Sunni world would not be without problems: It would broaden the circle of countries ruled by Sunni Islam that surround Israel.
In 1965, the eminent British journalist Patrick Seale published an important book titled "The Struggle for Syria." Its main thesis was that anyone who wants to acquire dominant status in the Middle East must control Syria or have friendly relations with it. The primary reason for Syria's importance in the regional system stemmed, in his opinion, from its geostrategic location in the heart of the Middle...
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