TITLE

The Middle East Situation Is Not Hopeless

AUTHOR(S)
Johnson, Paul
PUB. DATE
February 2007
SOURCE
Forbes Asia;2/12/2007, Vol. 3 Issue 3, p14
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Editorial
ABSTRACT
The author focuses on the political situation in the Middle East. He states that the violence in Iraq has had the consequence of resurrecting the violence between the two chief branches of Islam, the Sunni and the Shia. He claims that the civil-religious war between the two sects is the dominant factor in the insurgency in Iraq and influences the political allegiances of the entire region. He believes the situation may look confused and threatening, but forces are at work that promise hope and long-term stability.
ACCESSION #
24383904

 

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