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Issue Guide: Middle East and North Africa

Author: CFR.org Staff
Updated: August 24, 2011

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The unprecedented civilian protests in the Middle East and North Africa have led to uncharted political ground in Egypt following the overthrow of Hosni Mubarak, a looming Libyan leadership transition, and a Syrian regime engaged in a brutal crackdown on dissidents. The following materials provide perspectives on the shifting political landscape of a tumultuous region as well as the implications for U.S. foreign policy.

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