June 18, 2014

The Arab World Comes Undone

Rami Khouri, The Daily Star

The Associated Press

The open warfare and shaken statehood that characterize Syria, Iraq and Libya are the painful commemoration of the Arabs’ own 100 Years War for stable, legitimate statehood.

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TAGGED: Iraq, ISIS, Middle East

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