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Plans for Redrawing the Middle East: The Project for a “New Middle East”

Mahdi Darius Nazemroaya

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This article by award winning author Mahdi Nazemroaya first published by GR in November 2006 (barely a few months after Israel’s invasion of Lebanon)

It is of particular relevance  to an understanding of the ongoing process of destabilization and political fragmentation in the Middle East as well as US war plans directed against Lebanon, Syria,  Iran and Yemen.  

It also has a bearing on the evolving political crisis in Lebanon, in the wake of the August 4, 2020 tragic Beirut explosion. 

GR Editor, August 10, 2020

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“Hegemony is as old as Mankind…” -Zbigniew Brzezinski, former U.S. National Security Advisor

The term “New Middle East” was introduced to the world in June 2006 in Tel Aviv by U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice (who was credited by the Western media for coining the term) in replacement of the older and more imposing term, the “Greater Middle East.”

This shift in foreign policy phraseology coincided with the.....