Mariam Wahba is a Coptic Christian and an advocacy associate at The Philo’s Project. She was previously a policy intern at In Defense of Christians and a Hertog fellow. All views and opinions are her own.
What is emerging is a return of three ancient regional power centers, would-be Persian and Turkish hegemons wishing to once more dominate in the domain of their past empires. In the middle is an Arab and Jewish coalition, anxious not to fall prey to their old masters.