Published On: Thu, Jul 17th, 2014

Here’s What the U.S. Has to Do to Deal With the Mad Middle East

Six hundred years of Mideast history are now fully and finally shredding. The political structures established by the Ottoman Turks in the 1500s, especially in Iraq and Syria, have crumbled. The colonial influences and Western ways that once widely pervaded Muslim societies now reside mainly in individuals. American power that succeeded the colonial constructs is largely sapped by wars and diplomatic failures, and by regional upheavals that bewilder and overwhelm even wise policymakers.

Here’s What the U.S. Has to Do to Deal With the Mad Middle East

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