March 12, 2014
Is the Mideast Simply Tribes with Flags?
Rami Khouri, The Daily Star
The Associated Press
At the heart of this problem in Libya and Yemen is the frailty of some Arab states that were never created or validated by their own citizens, but rather by the decisions of foreign colonial powers or victorious local tribal warlords – and after independence were ruled by autocrats.
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