Middle East: U.S. have no reason to intervene

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    Valdai Club´s political expert Ariel Cohen says about MidEast turmoil:

    The situation in the Middle East has fundamentally changed the political arrangements in the region. What we are witnessing is the end of the post- WWI and WWII, post-colonial order in the Maghreb and North Africa, especially in Egypt and Tunisia, but possibly also in some of the Gulf states.

    At this point, we cannot be sure that there will be a successful transition to a Western-style, multi-party democracy because there is no historic precedent, historic memory, or democratic political culture in some of these countries.

    Beyond that, the Obama Administration is very alert to issues of international law and the legitimacy of the use of force. I'm sure the White House and the State Department will consult our NATO allies, as well as UNSC members.

    No need to worry...

    Full version of his comment was originally given on valdaiclub.com
     
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    Saudi Arabia protest ban...
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    Saudi Arabia imposes ban on all protests
    5 March 2011 - Saudi officials are aware of protests - sometimes focused at their country - building across the region
     
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    So much for the 'experts'...
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    ANALYSIS: Analysts say Saudi Arabia unlikely to catch the contagion of Arab revolutions
    Fri, Mar 11, 2011 - Saudi Arabia, ahead of planned protests, seems unlikely to catch the contagion of Arab revolutions, US experts said as they stressed the enormous impact unrest there would have on the world economy.
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    Saudi Police Open Fire at Rally
    Mar 10, 2011 - Saudi police have opened fire at a rally in the kingdom's east in an apparent escalation of efforts to stop planned protests.
     
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    Saudi Arabia meets protests with prepared police presence...
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    Day of Rage in Saudi Arabia: How much change can the Gulf expect?
    March 11, 2011 - Regime change may not come swiftly to Gulf countries such as Saudi Arabia, where protesters have called for a 'Day of Rage' today, but a revolution of a different sort is taking place.
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    Police Flood Saudi Capital to Prevent Protests
    Friday, March 11, 2011 - Hundreds of police deployed in the Saudi capital Friday and prevented protests calling for democratic reforms inspired by the wave of unrest sweeping the Arab world.
     

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