Why do events in the Gulf matter?
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Why do events in the Gulf matter?
Some articles that concern the recent history of the Arab world. Do look at Agence Global (agenceglobal.com) and especially Rami Khouri and Patrick Seale (tagged 'Khouri' and 'Seale') For a cynical and embittered view of events in the Arab world, see Robert Fisk articles (his articles are tagged 'Fisk')
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A teenager's reflections of the Iran-Iraq War

A teenager's reflections of the Iran-Iraq War | Why do events in the Gulf matter? | Scoop.it
On September 22nd 1980 Saddam Hussein sent Iraqi troops into Iran.
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A superb alternative view

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An interactive timeline of the Arab Spring

In December 2010, a man in Tunisia burned himself to death in protest at his treatment by police. What followed was an extraordinary year as pro-democracy rebellions erupted across the Middle East.
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Interactive timeline of the Arab Spring.

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Robert Fisk on The Independent

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Articles from Robert Fisk for The Independent
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Anything by Fisk is difficult, but well worth reading simply for his unparalled insight. Do also see a book review of his controvertial 'The GReat War for Civilization' which includes his reports on 3 meetings with Osama Bin Laden.

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Some Things Are Far Scarier Than a Map..

By Rami Khouri

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A critique of the controvertial article published in the Sunday New York Times which predicted how 5 Arab countries could easily become 14. By Rami G Khouri.

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BBC ON THIS DAY | 16 | 1979: Shah of Iran flees into exile

BBC ON THIS DAY | 16 | 1979: Shah of Iran flees into exile | Why do events in the Gulf matter? | Scoop.it
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BBC report on the day of the Shah fleeing in 1979. A primary source?!

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Iran's Revolutionary Guards

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An interesting alternative view of the 1979 Revolution.

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Obituary of Saddam Hussein

Obituary of Saddam Hussein | Why do events in the Gulf matter? | Scoop.it
Obituary: Brutal and opportunist dictator of Iraq, he wreaked havoc on his country, the Middle East and the world.
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Fisk's 'Great War' Reviewed

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Oliver Miles enjoys Robert Fisk's flawed but fascinating survey of the Middle East in our time, The Great War for Civilisation.
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A useful counterbalance to Fisk.

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Why the Middle East is in Torment

By Patrick Seale.

http://www.agenceglobal.com/index.php?show=article&Tid=2911

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Well-written and insightful overview of the Middle East today with a quick summary of longer term context.

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How 5 Countries in the Middle East Could Become 14

How 5 Countries in the Middle East Could Become 14 | Why do events in the Gulf matter? | Scoop.it
Slowly, the map of the Middle East could be redrawn. An analysis by Robin Wright.
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A controvertial look into the potential divisioons of major Arab nations. Has been dubbed 'typically Western' and a 21st century version of the Sykes-Picot agreement... What do you think? Is this a justified analysis?

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Iranian Revolution 1979 Fall of a Shah 1 of 10 - BBC Documentary

February 2009 marks the 30th anniversary of Ayatollah Khomeini's return to Tehran and the overthrowing of the Shah. Throughout the month, BBC World News will...
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A very thorough view of the Revolution, in 10 parts on youtube

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Slideshow: Iranian revolution 1979

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Useful short introduction to the 1979 Revolution

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