January 7, 2014

5 Things That Won't Happen This Year

Faisal Al Yafai, The National

The Associated Press

Predictions, like the careers of politicians, almost always end in failure, especially when those predictions are about things that should happen. In the messy, tangled, unpredictable world of Middle East politics, almost nothing happens as expected. But sometimes what is expected doesn’t happen. And that can be just as important.

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TAGGED: Middle East, Syria, Lebanon


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