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With war ravaging the Middle East, the borders of Syria and Iraq are becoming ever more fluid. So, can Iraq and Syria survive as countries?
Intelligence chief: Iraq and Syria may not survive as states
” Iraq and Syria may have been permanently torn asunder by war and sectarian tensions, the head of the Defense Intelligence Agency said Thursday in a frank assessment that is at odds with Obama administration policy.”
TRIBES AND TRIBALISM IN THE ARAB SPRING
“From Iraq in the north down to the Arabian Peninsula and west all the way to Morocco, tribal values have had a strong influence on shaping the political culture and state-society relations in the Middle East.”
Why border lines drawn with a ruler in WW1 still rock the Middle East
“A map marked with crude chinagraph-pencil in the second decade of the 20th Century shows the ambition – and folly – of the 100-year old British-French plan that helped create the modern-day Middle East.”
Kurdistan: The Next Flashpoint Between Turkey, Iraq, and the Syrian Revolt
“In the wake of the steady disintegration of the Assad regime, Syrian opposition activists reported that several towns, such as Amouda and Qabani in Syria’s Kurdish northeast, had passed in mid-July 2012 without a fight into the local hands of a group called the Free Kurdish Army.”
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