radical axis


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radical axis

n
(Mathematics) a line from any point of which tangents to two given circles are of equal length. It is the line joining the points of intersection of two circles
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A bad result for us is having the radical axis beat ISIS and feel strong.
He told the conference that the balance had shifted toward Israel in several ways: a "decreased conventional threat" because the Syrian army is preoccupied by civil war; a "weakening of the radical axis" as Hamas loses its base in Syria and Sunnis and Shiites fight against each other; and the stability of Israel's peace treaties with Egypt and Jordan.
Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak, arguably the most important Israeli decision-maker on this question, recently told CNN's Christiane Amanpour that the Assad regime's fall "will be a major blow to the radical axis, major blow to IranC*.
Nasser cited the European source as saying that the Syrian crisis is the "focal point in the Middle East conflict between Arab states supported by Turkey and Western countries on the one hand and the radical axis led by Tehran and Damascus and their allies who are seeking to establish a new political balance of power in the region that would serve its interests, on the other.
According to The Daily Mail, Barak further said the collapse of the Assad regime would be 'a severe blow to the radical axis', putting more strain on Tehran in particular, but would inevitably lead to further instability in the region.
If Israel's big fear following the collapse of the Hosni Mubarak regime was understandable because it has lost the most important ally in the region, its fear of a possible regime change in Syria is not understandable because it considers (the Syrian regime) as its arch enemy and a major pillar in the radical axis led by Iran and the biggest supporter of its two arch foes, Hamas and Hizbullah," Haidar said in her column on Friday.
Erdogan's neo-Ottomanism is not a return to an idyllic Ottoman Commonwealth; it is more a clash between a rising radical axis, led by two major non-Arab powers (Turkey and Iran), and the declining Arab conservative regimes.
There are some Israelis who believe that an eventual rapprochement with Syria is possible.If one imagines a radical axis stretching from Tehran through Israel's 'enemies', Sunni Syria could be seen as the odd-man-out amongst the Shia Muslims.
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