April 19, 2012

The New Arab Oz

Aaron David Miller, Foreign Policy

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Dorothy had it right. We are not in Kansas anymore. In little more than a year, a powerful tsunami of rebellion and revolt has washed away much of what was familiar to America in a region it thought it had finally come to understand.

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TAGGED: Arab Spring


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