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Middle East Alignments: Open Questions

A rebel fighter calls on his comrades during clashes with regime forces in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on Oct. 31, 2014. Syria accused Turkey on Oct. 30, of a 'flagrant violation' of its sovereignty, as Ankara allowed Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga fighters and opposition rebels to cross its border to battle jihadists. (Karam Al-Masri/AFP/Getty Images)
A rebel fighter calls on his comrades during clashes with regime forces in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on Oct. 31, 2014. Syria accused Turkey on Oct. 30, of a 'flagrant violation' of its sovereignty, as Ankara allowed Iraqi Kurdish peshmerga fighters and opposition rebels to cross its border to battle jihadists. (Karam Al-Masri/AFP/Getty Images)

The Syrian crisis and, before it, the Arab uprisings in Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Yemen, and Bahrain have exposed fault lines not only within the region,...


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