2023 Is Set to Be a Turbulent Year in the Middle East

2023 Is Set to Be a Turbulent Year in the Middle East
The year “2023” is displayed on the Cairo Tower as New Year celebrations begin in Cairo, Egypt, Jan. 1, 2023 (AP photo by Amr Nabil).

The beginning of a new year always provides an opportunity to reflect on the events of the previous year. While 2022 doesn’t have a flagship event that resonates quite like some years in the recent past, it nonetheless featured or foreshadowed a number of trends and developments that will likely have an impact in 2023 and beyond.

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