Machiavellian Middle East (3/3)

The recent proxy wars and geopolitical games the two biggest Middle Eastern powers have been engaging in have involved shifting alliances, as states seek to bandwagon with the two regional powers.

Machiavellian Middle East (2/3)

Alliance shifting in the modern Middle East bears many similarities with Machiavellian theory. Strange alliances formed based only the balance of power, where ideological enmity is cast aside for strategic gain.