Entangling the dragon in Middle-Eastern quicksands

Jonathan Eyal
The Straits Times
Asia News Network
Singapore May 22, 2013 1:00 am

The quicksands of the Arabian Desert are notorious for swallowing up anyone trying to control the area. Historically, that’s what happened to Turkey, Britain, France, Russia and the US. Sooner or later, all discovered that instead of dominating the Middle East, they ended up being dominated by the region’s never-ending problems.

The Nation

http://www.nationmultimedia.com/opinion/Entangling-the-dragon-in-Middle-Eastern-quicksands-30206634.html

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