September 16, 2012

A Week of Criminals and Culture Clashes

Rami Khouri, Daily Star

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So many different things have happened across the Middle East and in Arab-Israeli-Iranian-American relations this week that it is hard to know where to start in analyzing the situation and sorting out the important and lasting developments from the merely fleeting issues.

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TAGGED: Arab Spring, Chris Stevens, Middle East, Egypt, Libya


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