April 29, 2012

The Rise of Arab Republics?

Sultan Sooud Al Qassemi, Al Jazeera

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Political developments may bring a game of musical chairs between Arab monarchies, Arab republics and the West.

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TAGGED: Iraq, Libya, Kuwait, Algeria, United Arab Emirates


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