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Reader Input: We may come full circle in Iraq

The mess that’s Iraq today began when the Ottoman Empire was dismantled by World War I. What was, was no more, and much of the Middle East was up for grabs. For their share o ...

Reader Input: Unintended consequences rule

From a book, “The Kingmakers,” a bitter history lesson — ignored. At the end of The Great War in 1918 — which dismembered the Ottoman Empire — Franc ...

Build cultural awareness

Our lack of knowledge can lead to tragedy. For example: let’s look at the Sikh. Sikhs are from the state of Punjab, which is in the country of India. This is in South Asia, not t ...

Nurture seeds of democracy

To his credit, former President George W. Bush had a vision of democracy spreading to the Middle East and the Arab world free of kings and dictators. The problem is that many of t ...