Archive for May, 2013

The Demise of Middle East Borders

The Demise of Middle East Borders

| May 26, 2013

However the political systems in Syria and Iraq evolve, it is clear that the map of the Middle East is likely to be very different from the map that the colonial powers fixed during World War I and which has endured for roughly 97 years since British and French officials first put it on paper.

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Too Close for Comfort: Syrians in Lebanon

Too Close for Comfort: Syrians in Lebanon

| May 13, 2013

Syria’s conflict is dragging down its neighbors, none more perilously than Lebanon. Beirut’s official policy of “dissociation” – seeking, by refraining from taking sides, to keep the war at arm’s length – is right in theory but increasingly dubious in practice.

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