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Weekend Reading: The Folly of Iraqi Partition, Turkey’s New Prime Minister, and Geopolitical Shiism

Tribesmen loyal to the Houthi movement perform the Baraa dance during a gathering to show support to the movement in Sanaa, Yemen (Khaled Abdullah/Reuters).

Reading selections for the weekend of May 20, 2016.

May 20, 2016

Tribesmen loyal to the Houthi movement perform the Baraa dance during a gathering to show support to the movement in Sanaa, Yemen (Khaled Abdullah/Reuters).
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Ben Connable contends that persistent arguments to partition Iraq are often incoherent and offer weak solutions.

Murat Yetkin profiles Turkey’s presumptive new prime minister, Binali Yildirim, who was formerly the minister of transportation.

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Iraq

Turkey

Yemen

Iran

Saudi Arabia

Rola El-Husseini argues that, in the midst of a Saudi-Iranian cold war in the Middle East, a new Shiite identity has emerged, one that is based on geopolitical positioning rather than theology.

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Iraq

Turkey

Yemen

Iran

Saudi Arabia

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