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Frontiers, weak states and the great imbalance of power

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State borders in the Middle East are under great pressure from multiple forces. The Ebook just published by Treccani (“Bordering a New Middle East: Frontiers, weak states and the great imbalance of power”), as an Aspenia online Special, analyzes the implications of recent events in the region, also from European and US perspectives. We post here the introductory chapter of the Ebook, by Roberto Menotti.