By USA Gen. Hugh Shelton (ret.)
There is little doubt that the Middle East is passing through a transformative moment. As the movement of geopolitical fault lines shakes the region, hot spots are shaping new realities and players. It is clear that the Iranian regime is playing a pronounced role through its agents in almost all the major conflicts stretching from Iraq and Syria all the way to Yemen. Echoing deep regional resentment, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan recently characterized this as an Iranian attempt to “dominate” the region.