Here in the Middle East, the political situation seems to be getting ever more unstable. Between the rise of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) and new Israeli action against Gaza, the news gets worse by the day. Where are we heading? It is difficult to say in advance. But we seem to be witnessing some deep geopolitical rearrangements as the U.S. and the West seem to be casting their attention away from our region and ever further East, to China. And it looks like we can expect an ever-growing power-vacuum.
A few thousand Scottish votes in either direction may cause a tornado on the other side of the worldDr. Azeem Ibrahim