Revenge of the Sunnis

Sunni Arabs have been losing their grip on the Arab heartland since the fall of the Ottoman empire; the moment of their revival is now.

Thirty-foot-tall bronze sculptures of Saddam Hussein, which once sat atop the towers in his palace, 2005. Jim Gordon/U.S. Department of Defense.

Thirty-foot-tall bronze sculptures of Saddam Hussein, which once sat atop the towers in his palace, 2005. Jim Gordon/U.S. Department of Defense.

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July 18 2016
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Martin Kramer teaches Middle Eastern history and served as founding president at Shalem College in Jerusalem, and is the Koret distinguished fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.


The crucial passage in Ofir Haivry’s essay, “The Great Arab Implosion and Its Consequences,” is this one:

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