The emergence of IS has brought on tectonic shifts in the region. Key players are revising their roles, attitudes and connections. Radio VR is exploring the issue with Dr. Emmanuel Karagiannis and Seyed Ali Alavi in London.
US Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel has stated that US-led air strikes against the IS could help Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad. Whether this is really so, or not, still remains to be seen. Yet, one thing is clear: old alliances are tested and new – are being forged.